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Un Elixir d’amour

A factory of ideas, from Gaetano Donizetti 

All the tenderness and humor of Donizetti's opera in a version adapted for young audiences, where he will once again be invited to participate in singing.

Un Elixir d’amour
Un Elixir d’amour © Alessia Santambrogio
Un Elixir d’amour
Un Elixir d’amour © Alessia Santambrogio
Un Elixir d’amour
Un Elixir d’amour © Alessia Santambrogio
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Cast

YOUNG AUDIENCE PARTICIPATORY OPERA

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

Dima Bawab / Norma Nahoun | Adina
Matthieu Justine / Sahy Ratia | Nemorino
Jean-Christophe Lanièce | Belcore
Thibault de Damas | Dulcamara
Sara Gouzy | Gianetta / Factory worker / Wedding guest
Natalie Pérez | Factory worker / Wedding guest
Norma Nahoun / Dina Bawab | Factory worker / Wedding guest

Les Frivolités Parisiennes

Sung in French with French subtitles

 Free warm-up Workshop 30mn before each performance

 Singing Workshop
Saturday 30 January - 10am (registration online)

Audiodescritpion with Accès Culture and in french sign language  (LSF) Sunday 7 February 4pm

To read

Considered one of the most successful opera buffas in the bel canto repertoire, L'Elisir d'amore has also long been Donizetti's most popular work. It is a true sentimental comedy in which the effectiveness of a comic libretto and beautiful musical writing are successfully intertwined. The story is simple: Nemorino is a young villager in love with Adina, a rich and beautiful heiress. In order to seduce her, he buys a love potion that turns out to be ordinary wine... But after many adventures, the two lovebirds end up getting together. The craftsmen of this version intended for young audiences, have chosen to locate the action in a factory that manufactures a syrup that all children hate. In a universe somewhere between Chaplin's Modern Times and Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, who will have the courage to change the recipe to make a delicious sweet drink?

PRODUCTION Aslico, en coproduction avec le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées et l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie
La Caisse des Dépôts s’engage pour l’accès à la culture des jeunes publics.
ARKEMA accompagne les jeunes générations dans la découverte de la musique et de l’art lyrique.
La Fondation d’Entreprise ENGIE soutient les initiatives en faveur des jeunes en situation de handicap.
En partenariat avec france.tv

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