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  • L’Elisir d’amore

    Opera

    Gaetano Donizetti

    Opéra Bastille - from 28 September to 09 November 2021

  • Guergana Damianova / OnP

    [TRAILER] L'ÉLIXIR D'AMOUR by Gaetano Donizetti [TRAILER] L'ÉLIXIR D'AMOUR by Gaetano Donizetti

  • Guergana Damianova / OnP

    [EXTRAIT] L'ÉLIXIR D'AMOUR by Gaetano Donizetti (Gabriele Viviani) [EXTRAIT] L'ÉLIXIR D'AMOUR by Gaetano Donizetti (Gabriele Viviani)

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L’Elisir d’amore

Opéra Bastille - from 28 September to 09 November 2021

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L’Elisir d’amore

Opera Gaetano Donizetti

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Opéra Bastille - from 28 September to 09 November 2021

2h45 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

  • Opening night : 28 sept. 2021

About

In few words:

“I am obliged to set a libretto to music within fourteen days. I give you one week to prepare it for me. We shall see which of the two of us has the most courage.” Donizetti’s instructions to his librettist Romani signalled the beginning of the composition of L’Elisir d’amore, an opera that is, without a doubt, the Italian composer’s comic masterpiece. Laurent Pelly’s playful production transposes this melodramma giocoso into the Italy of the 1960s – complete with bales of hay and Vespas. The staging is a deft combination of fantasy and poetry, from the roaring arrival of Doctor Dulcamara to Nemorino’s legendary romance to Adina. This production of the quintessential bel canto opera has become a Paris Opera classic that cannot be missed.

CHARACTERS

Adina: A rich landowner, capricious but educated, who reads the story of Tristan and Iseult to her peasants
Nemorino: A credulous and timid young villager, hopelessly in love
Belcore: A spry soldier, self-assured and self-important, who has also decided to win Adina
Dulcamara: A peddler and charlatan who claims to sell (among other miraculous remedies) a love potion
Giannetta: A young peasant from the village, very interested in Nemorino when she learns he has become rich

  • Opening
  • 75 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • 60 mn
  • End

Quiz: Donizetti and his operas

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Quiz: Donizetti and his operas

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Audio clips

L'Élixir d'amour (Saison 18/19) - Acte I (Lisette Oropesa, Vittoro Grigolo)

L'Élixir d'amour (Saison 18/19) - Acte II - Vittoro Grigolo

L'Élixir d'amour (Saison 18/19)- Acte III - Lisette Oropesa, Gabriele Viviani

L'Élixir d'amour (Saison 18/19)- Adriana Gonzalez et Choeurs

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