Park Opera South Hill Park

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The Elixir of Love   (L'elisir d'amore)

by Donizetti

Our next fully staged opera is The Elixir of Love, Donizetti’s most intoxicating comedy. It is a joyous opera combining touching romance and hilarious comedy with beautiful music, including the enchanting Una furtiva lagrima.

Humble village lad Nemorino adores the wealthy Adina, but her head is too full of high-flown romance and she rejects his declarations of love. Fortunately the quack ‘Doctor’ Dulcamara arrives with a ‘love potion’ to help him win her heart. Set in Italy’s sun-drenched countryside, this is deservedly one of the most loved of all operas.