Vittorio Grigolo Stars in 'L'Elisir d'Amore'

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Alessandro Corbelli stars as Dulcamara in the Met's 'L’Elisir d’Amore.' Alessandro Corbelli stars as Dulcamara in the Met's 'L’Elisir d’Amore.' (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

Tune in at 1 pm Saturday for Donizetti's classic L'Elisir d'Amore, starring tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the lovesick Nemorio and Aleksandra Kurzak as Adina, the object of his desires. Searching for a way to win over Adina, Nemorino is duped into buying a suspicious elixir of love from a peddler, Dulcamara (Alessandro Corbelli). 

Though the potion may be ineffective, fate turns in Nemorino's favor in this beloved opera buffa. Enrique Mazzola conducts this performance, featuring Bartlett Sher's production. 

Cast:

Conductor: Enrique Mazzola

Adina: Aleksandra Kurzak
Nemorino: Vittorio Grigolo
Belcore: Adam Plachetka
Dulcamara: Alessandro Corbelli

Comments [8]

Patton from OnEarth

Uncle_Charlie, can you just show us precisely what has supposedly not been sung as it is written by Donizetti in Adina's part? Sorry, but you are writing nothing else than rubbish. Aleksandra Kurzak is a charming soprano, her voice is perfectly reflecting the belcantist requirements of Donizetti's score. She is experienced in this role but she is also an experienced musician, playing as first violin in the orchestra. She masters the score surely far more than you. Tell us what note, what phrase? Nothing unpleasant with her pitch too. Her performance as Adina, acting and singing, is great and together with Vittorio Grigolo, Alessandro Corbelli and Adam Plachetka, they gave us an excellent Elisir. Congratulations and thank you WQXR for the streaming

Mar. 19 2016 05:32 PM
.CastaDiva from New York, NY

I have never heard Grigolo in a live performance, having heard negative things about him. So I was pleasantly surprised by this afternoon's performance of his Nemorino. And his "furtiva lagrima" was a thing of beauty, sung expressively and with great tenderness. I think I will go to a Met performance starring him, after all.

Mar. 19 2016 03:40 PM
Concetta Nardone from Nassau

Thank you Mr. Eisenberg.
Beautiful music in this one but the Adina character
is too much of a shrew.

Mar. 19 2016 03:15 PM
Larry Eisenberg from New York City

This bel canto that I adore
I do hunger for so much more
Buffo confetti
A la Donizetti
Is always well worth waiting for.

Mar. 19 2016 03:08 PM
Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

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Mar. 19 2016 02:07 PM

Adina is OFF, her pitch is atrocious. Can we just hear the music as written please, is that too much to ask?

Mar. 19 2016 01:21 PM
thomas nawn from fredericksburg virginia

the wonderful met musicians thank you so very much this will be a grand performance i love you new york city home to the met

Mar. 19 2016 01:10 PM
Concetta Nardone from Nassau

Today's Nemorino is such a tenorino.

Mar. 19 2016 01:05 PM

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