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    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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