L'Elisir d'Amore

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L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love) is a comic opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti to an Italian libretto by Felice Romani, based on Eugène Scribe's Le Philtre. First performance: Teatro della Canobbiana, Milan, 1832.

L'elisir d'amore is part of the standard operatic repertoire. There are a number of recordings of it, and it is regularly performed.

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Characters

  • Principal roles
  • Minor roles
    • Giannetta - Soprano
  • Other
    • Villagers, soldiers - Chorus

Noted arias

  • "Una furtiva lagrima" (Nemorino)
  • "Come paride" (Beclore)
  • "Quanto è bella" (Nemorino)
  • "Udite, udite o rustici" (Dulcamara)

Plot

Time: The 19th century.
Place: A small Italian village.

Act I

Nemorino is in love with Adina, but he is sure she loves Belcore. The quack Dulcamara convinces him to buy a magic love potion to solve his problem, but sells him only wine.

Act II

Adina agrees to wed Belcore to spite Nemorino who is now ignoring her. He reacts by hastily joining the army to earn more money to buy more love potion. Unknown to Nemorino, but known to his village, he has inherited a large some of money. The village girls flock to him which only convinces him that the love potion is working. Adina buys back his enlistment contract and confesses her love for him.de:L'elisir d'amore es:L'elisir d'amore it:L'elisir d'amore pl:Napój miłosny

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