Royal Opera

L’elisir d’amore

In Cinemas 6, 7, 8 & 11 Feb 2015
Conductor
Daniele Rustioni
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Cast
Lucy Crowe, Vittorio Grigolo, Bryn Terfel, Kiandra Howarth
Composer
Gaetano Donizetti
Director
Laurent Petty
Set Design
Chantal Thomas
Duration
3h, including interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 26 Nov 2014
4 stars! This jolly revival of Donizetti's comedy is guaranteed to send audiences home smiling!
The Telegraph

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.

Royal Opera

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.

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