L’elisir d’amore 2013 PROMO


L’elisir d’amore (2013)

Gaetano Donizetti

2h 5m

After the bucolic vision of Stepehn Lawless' L'elisir d'amore in the first season of the reinaugurated Teatro Real, and Mario Gas' costumbrista version in the 2006 performances, Donizetti's opera now arrives set on a beach full of commotion and hustle and bustle.


The young Italian stage director Damiano Michieletto transfers the plot from the Basque countryside to the lively Mediterranean coast, recreated by set designer Paolo Fantin, who, with the effective lighting of Alessandro Carletti, succeeds in creating the magic of long summer days and nights conducive to seduction, partying and vice. Adina, the clever and flirtatious protagonist, runs a lively beach bar. Nemorino, her tireless lover, takes advantage of the summer period to raise some money, while Dulcamara, an unscrupulous charlatan, promises happiness by dealing drugs and concoctions. And in this entertaining seaside life, there is no shortage of sailors in search of fun and women, captained by the handsome and cocky Belcore, the archetype of the "beach pimp".


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Melodramma giocoso in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti

Libretto by Felice Romani, based on Eugène Scribe's text for the opera Le philtre, by Daniel-François-Esprit Auber

New production of the Teatro Real, in co-production with Palau de les Arts de Valencia

Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real


Artistic team

Conductor | Marc Piollet

Stage director | Damiano Michieletto

Set designer | Paolo Fantin

Costume designer | Silvia Aymonino

Lighting designer | Alessandro Carletti

Chorus master | Andrés Máspero

Assistant to the stage director | Eleonora Gravagnola

Assistant to the costume designer | Vera Pierantoni Giua

Répetiteurs | Riccardo Bini, Mack Sawyer

Fortepiano | Riccardo Bini



Adina | Camilla Tilling

Nemorino | Ismael Jordi

Belcore | José Carbó

Dulcamara | Paolo Bordogna

Giannetta | Mariangela Sicilia


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