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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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2 events
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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18 events
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.