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L’elisir d’amore / The Elixir of Love

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Is it a quiet village deep in the country – or a meeting place of high society? In any case, the world of this opera is a world grey and dead, a world that has forgotten how to love. The people within it are drained of all life and passion. And among them is Nemorino, who loves the seemingly unattainable Adina with an unquestioning and self-denying passion for which he is cynically mocked by the locals. And for her part, world-wise Adina does not seem to fit in either. A well-grounded woman of experience, she rejects Nemorino as unworthy of her. And then there is Belcore, a sergeant and the second admirer of Adina, for whom love means conquest and struggle.
Like a premature »deus ex machina« the itinerant quack doctor Dulcamara injects some life into the dreary village. His »love potion«, although in fact only Bordeaux, induces the locals to live out their dreams.
Upon first glance a comedy, »L’elisir d’amore« is in reality a drama narrated using the methods of comedy that encompasses love in all its complexity. And Donizetti, far from making a parody of seesawing emotions, instead reconciles them with his light and melodious music.


Melodramma in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti. Performed in Italian with German surtitles

Running time 2 hours 30 minutes

Premiere 28 Apr 2012


Next Performances / Casting

07 Sep 2014
07:00 pm - 09:30 pm
11 Sep 2014
07:00 pm - 09:30 pm
15 Sep 2014
07:00 pm - 09:30 pm
25 Sep 2014
07:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Musical Director: Matteo Beltrami
Staging: Michael Schulz
Set Design: Dirk Becker
Costume Design: Renée Listerdal
Lighting Design: Fabio Antoci
Choir: Wolfram Tetzner
Dramaturgy: Sophie Becker

Casting 25 Sep 2014

Adina: Claudia Boyle
Nemorino: Christopher Tiesi
Belcore: Zachary Nelson
Dulcamara: Marco Vinco
Gianetta: Romy Petrick

State Opera Choir
Staatskapelle Dresden

With generous support of the foundation of the Semperoper Dresden

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Staatsopernchor, Nadja Mchantaf (Adina)|L’elisir d’amore / Der Liebestrank|© Matthias Creutziger

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L’elisir d’amore / The Elixir of Love
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L’elisir d’amore / The Elixir of Love