L’elisir d’amore

L’elisir d’amore

The Elixir of Love

Opera


Overview


Synopsis

L’elisir d’amore follows Adina, the beautiful but fickle landowner, and Nemorino, the clumsy but lovable young man, through the ups and downs of their love story. Nemorino is madly in love with Adina, but Adina holds him at arm’s length, feigning indifference to tease him. Over and over again, he professes his love to her, but she tells him to move on. Adina teases him by pretending to marry the pompous Sergeant Belcore. Desperate, Nemorino purchases an “elixir” that will make Adina fall in love with him, which actually is red wine that simply makes him tipsy. Convinced that she will fall for him, he begins to pretend not to love her anymore, which causes Adina to act out of jealousy, moving the wedding forward. After many twists and turns, Adina finally realizes and confesses her love for Nemorino, and they rejoice with the town.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Lead

Bass



Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1832
Genres
Comedy, Farce, Romance
Settings
Multiple Settings, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
18th century, an italian village
Cast Size
small
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
None
Ideal For
professional, university, low budget, regional
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, child, early teen, late teen, mature adult characters

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