Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love from Covent Garden

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

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There's not a lot to be taken seriously The Elixir of Love, the comic romp by Donizetti. Unless, of course, you count the music. It's some of Donizetti's finest and it takes the opera beyond the world of farce to a place where simple confidence leads to life-changing revelations.

This production comes from one of the world's great operatic venues, London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in a production featuring one of today's prominent tenors, Roberto Alagna. He stars as the lovesick Nemorino, alongside soprano Aleksandra Kurzak as Adina, and baritone Ambrogio Maestri as Dr. Dulamara, the shady salesman whose dubious tonic gets the story rolling.


Conductor: Bruno Campanella

Nemorino: Roberto Alagna (tenor)

Adina: Aleksandra Kurzak (soprano) 

Dr. Dulcamara: Ambrogio Maestri (baritone)

Belcore: Fabio Capitanucci (baritone)

Giannetta: Susana Gaspar (soprano)

Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus

Comments [3]



World of Opera is on at 4 pm Thursdays, 5 pm Saturdays and 1 pm Sundays on the Operavore stream.

Jan. 14 2013 11:08 AM
Fred Keller from southamerica

so far so good, but when did this broadcast start?
no timings here?

Jan. 12 2013 08:34 PM
susanna from new york city

surely it's divorce "from," not "to"...

Jan. 10 2013 04:53 PM

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