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Adina in L’elisir d’amore
December 17, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Composer Gaetano Donizetti · Felice Romani after Eugène Scribe
Italian with English and German surtitles
Musikalische Leitung: Evelino Pidò
Inszenierung: David Bösch
Adina: Emily Pogorelc
Nemorino: Bogdan Volkov
Belcore: Andrè Schuen
Dulcamara: Erwin Schrott
Giannetta: Jessica Niles
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Variety is a scarce commodity in the glum little village depicted by Gaetano Donizetti and his librettist Felice Romani – the only prospects beyond the stifling confines of this backwater seem to be the illusion of a hero’s life as a soldier, even if it might lead to an untimely death.
But what wonders a little bottle of Bordeaux can work! Shrinking violet Nemorino really turns up the volume courting Adina after just a couple of sips of the love elixir he purchased from miracle doctor, Dulcamara. And the potion promptly takes effect. Nemorino turns into a daredevil, preferring to die in battle rather than see his beloved Adina fall into the hands of strapping Sergeant Belcore. The ambitious Adina cannot resist the charms of the bold Nemorino – and even Dulcamara is flabbergasted at the energy and transformation released by his deception: this woebegone world of dolorous yearning is suddenly filled with color and fantasy.