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Donizetti's L'Elisir d’amore

Rolando Villazón (stage director), Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor) – With Miah Persson (Adina), Rolando Villazón (Nemorino)...

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Cast

Rolando Villazón — Stage director
Johannes Leiacker — Stage design
Thibault Vancraenenbroeck — Costume designer
Davy Cunningham — Lighting
Miah Persson — Adina, a movie star
Rolando Villazón — Nemorino, an extra
Roman Trekel — Belcore, a movie star
Ildebrando D’Arcangelo — Dulcamara, the movie director
Regula Mühlemann — Gianetta, his assistant
Robert Schenker — A co-star in the movie
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Detlef Bratschke — Chorus director
Balthasar-Neumann-Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado — Conductor

Program notes

Rolando Villazón is both performer and stage director in this 2012 production of Donizetti’s L'Elisir d’amore in Baden Baden! “I accepted the challenge of staging and singing for the same production because I had been told never to do it,” jokingly confided the brilliant Mexican tenor who captures the audience's hearts with the famous air “Una furtiva lagrima”, an aria sung by his character Nemorino, passionate admirer of the beautiful and rich Adina (Miah Persson), who snubs the poor farm boy. Pablo Héras-Casado conducts the period-instrument specialized Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, and together they create the quintessential musical magic that is bel canto.

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Venue: Festspielhaus Baden-Baden (Baden-Baden, Germany)
Production date: 2012
Duration: 2 h 15 min
Production: © SWR in co-operation with ARTE
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR, IT, ES, De
Resolution: Full HD