L'Elisir d'amore

Gaetano Donizetti


With Nemorino's languid arias and Adina's mischievous arias, The Elixir of Love is one of Donizetti's little gems.

Jodie Devos
Jodie Devos © Marco Borggreve
Cyrille Dubois
Cyrille Dubois © Philippe Delval
Francesco Lanzillotta
Francesco Lanzillotta © Manuella Giusto


Cyrille Dubois | Nemorino
Jodie Devos | Adina
Philippe-Nicolas Martin | Belcore
Nicola Ulivieri | Dulcamara
Catherine Trottmann | Giannetta

Francesco Lanzillota | direction
Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France
Chœur de chambre de Rouen | direction Frédéric Pineau
Sung in Italian with French surtitles


L'Elisir d'amore, an opera buffa, has long been Donizetti's most popular opera, thanks to an almost continuous sequence of enchanting melodies. It summons the obligatory 'jester' in the person of the charlatan Dulcamara, who in a single aria manages to pack the maximum number of words into the minimum number of notes! But the plot of L'Elisir d'amore is also lyrical, as Nemorino resorts to magic in the hope of winning the heart of the wealthy and flighty Adina. The tenor's languid arias contrast with the soprano's mischievous arias. And like all good stories, it all ends well and they both set sail for happiness. Rossini's buffoonish verve is never far away, but the lyricism of the Romanticism to come is already apparent. The facetious Nicola Ulivieri takes on the role of charlatan while Jodie Devos and Cyrille Dubois coo to happy days.

PRODUCTION Les Grandes Voix

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