L'Elisir d'amore, Donizetti – Opera
Maurizio Benini, Annabel Arden – Peter Auty (Nemorino), Ekaterina Siurina (Adina) – Glyndebourne Festival
Ekaterina Siurina, Peter Auty and Alfredo Daza in a playful and colorful version of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'amore.
A pastoral romance between Adina, the rich and gorgeous landowner, and Nemorino, a simple peasant, in love with Adina, L'Elisir d'amore sets Tristan and Iseult's love potion at the center of the action.
Donizetti wrote dozens of operas, but he is mostly famous today for five works that are regularly played in the greatest opera theatres around the world. All five were composed within ten years: L'Elisir d'amore (1832), Lucia di Lammermoor (1835), La Fille du régiment (1840), La Favorite (1840) and Don Pasquale (1843). Heir of Rossini, Donizetti is at the same time a "children of the century," a Romantic poet whose taste for the belcanto made him a rival of another composer from Catania, Belini. Like him, Donizetti provided the lyric repertoire with such beautiful arias as the Una furtiva lagrima, that can be heard in L'Elisir d'amore.
Lez Brotherston set designer
Giuseppe Di Iorio lighting
Ekaterina Siurina (Adina)
Peter Auty (Nemorino)
Alfredo Daza (Sergeant Belcore)
Luciano Di Pasquale (Dr Dulcamara)
Eliana Pretorian (Giannetta)
James Bellorini (Dr Dulcamara's Assistant)
Jonathan Hinden fortepiano
Thomas Blunt chorus director
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Maurizio Benini music director
Duration : 02 h 01 min
Location : Glyndebourne (Lewes, Great Britain)
Production date : 2009
Production : © BSkyB/SKY ARTS
Available version(s) : ST FR, ST EN