Donizetti’s romantic comedy of rural life shines brilliantly in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging, which matches the piece’s perfect blend of sentiment and tomfoolery. Italian conductor Daniele Rustioni conducts this star-studded cast revival. Lucy Crowe takes the dazzling soprano lead as Adina, the most sophisticated woman in the village, loved from afar by Vittorio Grigolo’s dashing but shy Nemorino, with Bryn Terfel as Dr Dulcamara, the larger than life travelling quack whose love potion gives Nemorino a powerful dose of courage – with both comic and touching results.
- Daniele Rustioni
- Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
- Lucy Crowe, Vittorio Grigolo, Bryn Terfel, Kiandra Howarth
- Gaetano Donizetti
- Laurent Petty
- Set Design
- Chantal Thomas
- 3h, including interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
4 stars! This jolly revival of Donizetti's comedy is guaranteed to send audiences home smiling!The Telegraph
The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in London’s iconic Royal Opera House (1858) in Covent Garden, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.