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"L'elisir d'amore"
10 ratings
4.4 average rating
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24 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 14 2008

My opera-loathing husband loved this show and is now open to seeing more operas. It was highly entertaining and the music was fantastic

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1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 19 2008

A thoroughly enjoyable performance -- the singing was great, especially the Nemorino; the orchestra was fine; and the sets and setting were fresh and fitting. An admirable and comedic interpretation!

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1 review
1 stars
attended Mar 25 2008

The voices were great and I loved the setting. We were sitting one row from the back of the theatre and could not hear the low voices of the 2 male leads. That detracted from the experience.

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Music by Gaetano Donizetti

Libretto by Felice Romani

A co-production with Fort Worth Opera, Opera Colorado

and The San Francisco Opera

Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Sweet, gullible Nemorino loves smart, wealthy Adina. She gets engaged to a passing soldier. Desperate Nemorino meets a fast-talking doctor who sells him a slow-acting love potion, actually red wine. As the soldier’s wedding looms, Nemorino enlists to get money for more potion. Suddenly, unknowingly, he inherits a fortune. As the village girls swoon, he thinks the potion works. Adina, moved to tears, buys out Nemorino’s army contract. Everyone lives happily ever after, especially the doctor, who sells a lot more potion.

About the Ticket Supplier: Boston Lyric Opera

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) is New England’s most popular opera company. Founded in 1976, BLO is recognized for its artistically excellent productions of a diverse repertoire that entertain and inspire audiences and which feature emerging operatic talent. Its mainstage productions at The Citi Shubert Theatre, live broadcasts on WGBH radio and its traveling production of a fully staged, one-hour English version of a popular opera for schools and families reach some 200,000 people a year.