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ITALIAN OPERA: DONIZZETTI's L'ELISIR D'AMORE @ KENNEDY CENTER - MARCH 20 thru 29


L'ELISIR D'AMORE OPERA BY DONIZZETTI
@ KENNEDY CENTER


 

      KENNEDY CENTER + WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
                                              Present



L'ELISIR D'AMORE - ELIXIR OF LOVE
GAETANO DONIZZETTI's OPERA BUFFA
MARCH 20 THRU 29, 2014

THURSDAY, MARCH 20 @ 7:30 PM

                         KENNEDY CENTER - OPERA HOUSE

                  2700 F ST.,  NW | WASHINGTON, DC 22030

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                                      ABOUT THE OPERA

 

                                      GAETANO DONIZZETTI



                    THE ELIXIR OF LOVE – L’ELISIR D’AMORE

                                 Libretto by Felice Romani

Performance Time: Act I - 70 min.;  intermission; Act II - 56 min.





In Donizzetti's loveable comic opera, handsome peasant NEMORINO has the misfortune to fall head over heels for fickle and feisty landowner ADINA. With NO money, he just can't compete with wealthy Sergeant Belcore, Adina's dashing yet pompous suitor.

 





Enter the elixir of love, peddled by an eccentric traveling quack, Doctor Dulcamara.

Though it's only cheap table wine, Nemorino is convinced this"magical tonic"  has now empowered him to win Adina's affections, even as her wedding to Sergeant Belcore leaps into full swing! Might his newfound confidence and uninhibited charm melt her heart after all?

One of the world's most frequently performed operas, The Elixir of Love is cherished for its whimsical wit and endearing characters, not to mention many intoxicating duets and "Una furtiva lagrima," one of the most hauntingly beautiful of all tenor arias.

Fresh from WNO's Anna Bolena last fall, renowned British director Stephen Lawless returns with his warm and inspired take on Donizetti's masterpiece, last seen by WNO audiences in 2006, but with a few new twists. The production also features an accomplished cast of new and familiar faces, along with young American conductor Ward Stare in his WNO debut.



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  • Rudy

    My sister is coming to visit me from Frascati (near Rome) for three weeks and I am taking her to see this famous opera :)

    March 14, 2014

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