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    Un Elixir d’amour

    A factory of ideas
    based on L’Elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti

    All the tenderness and humour of Donizetti’s opera in a version adapted for a youth audience.

    Photo d'Un Elixir d'amour © Vincent Pontet
    Un Elixir d'amour © Vincent Pontet
    Photo d'Un Elixir d'amour © Vincent Pontet
    Un Elixir d'amour © Vincent Pontet
    Photo d'Un Elixir d'amour © Vincent Pontet
    Un Elixir d'amour © Vincent Pontet

    Marc Leroy-Calatayud | direction
    Manuel Renga | staging 
    Aurelio Colombo | scenography, costumes 
    Henri Tresbel | translation and adaptation of the libretto

    Emma Fekete / Norma Nahoun | Adina
    Thomas Ricart / Blaise Rantoanina | Nemorino
    Sergio Villegas-Galvain | Belcore
    Oleg Volkov | Dulcamara
    Sara Gouzy | Giannetta /  Factory worker / Wedding guest 
    Emma Fakete / Norma Nahoun, Annouk Jobic | Factory workers / Wedding guests 
    Julien Chaudet, Raffaella Gardon | Factory workers
    Romain Valembois | The night watchman 

    Les Frivolités Parisiennes

      Sunday 8 June 2025  11am 
    Singing workshop, free and open to all
    (duration 1h30, free seating, booking on the Theatre website from September 2024)

    L'Elisir d'amore, which is considered to be among the finest examples of an opera buffa in the bel canto repertoire, has also been Donizetti’s most popular opera for many years. This romantic comedy pleasingly blends an effective comedic libretto with beautiful scoring. The plot is straightforward: the young villager Nemorino is in love with Adina, a rich and beautiful heiress. In order to seduce her, he buys a love potion which turns out to be nothing more than wine. After many twists and turns, the course of true love finally runs smooth for the two lovebirds. The creators of this new version for a youth audience have opted to set it in a factory producing a cordial which children hate. In this world reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times and Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, who will dare to change the recipe and transform it into a delicious fruit drink?

    Coproduction AsLiCo | Teatro Sociale di Como | Opera Domani | Théâtre des Champs-Elysées | Opéra de Rouen Normandie | Opéra National de Bordeaux | Opéra de Reims

    Avec le soutien d’Aline Foriel-Destezet, Grand Mécène de la saison artistique du Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

    La Caisse des Dépôts s’engage pour l’accès à la culture des jeunes publics.

    ARKEMA, mécène des opéras Jeune Public, accompagne les actions de sensibilisation
    à la musique.
    La Fondation d’entreprise ENGIE, mécène de l’accessibilité au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, soutient les initiatives en faveur des jeunes en situation de handicap.