L’elisir d’amore

L’elisir d’amore

The Elixir of Love

Opera




Context


Gaetano Donizetti was not on the international opera scene until 1830 with Anna Bolena that threw him into the musical limelight. Donizetti had written works before this time, but was not fully acknowledged for his work until this piece became such an enormous success. After Anna Bolena, Donizetti was commissioned for a great number of works, which brought about L’elisir d’amore. L’elisir d’amore was written incredibly quickly by Donizetti, in only six weeks, due to his high number of commissions. The story contains a personal touch of Donizetti’s life; like Adina purchasing Nemorino’s

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