Adina in L’elisir d’amore at Bayerische Staatsoper
February 29, 2024 @ 11:00 am
Composer Gaetano Donizetti · Felice Romani after Eugène Scribe
Italian with English and German surtitles
Musikalische Leitung: Emmanuel Villaume
Inszenierung: David Bösch
Adina: Emily Pogorelc
Nemorino: Galeano Salas
Belcore: Konstantin Krimmel
Dulcamara: Ambrogio Maestri
Giannetta: Eirin Rognerud
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Gaetano Donizetti’s opera, “L’elisir d’amore,” portrays a dreary village where variety is scarce, and the only hope for escape seems to be the illusion of a heroic life as a soldier, even at the risk of death. However, the arrival of a small bottle of Bordeaux brings about astonishing transformations. The timid Nemorino gains confidence after consuming the love elixir from the miracle doctor, Dulcamara. The potion works its magic, turning Nemorino into a fearless suitor who would rather face battle than let Adina be claimed by the charming Sergeant Belcore. Adina, driven by ambition, falls for the bold Nemorino, leaving Dulcamara astounded by the energy and metamorphosis unleashed by his deception. Suddenly, this world of melancholic yearning is filled with vibrant colors and whimsical fantasies.
In this delightful comedy, Emily Pogorelc shines in her return to the role of Adina, joined by a stellar cast featuring Galeano Salas as Nemorino, Konstantin Krimmel as Belcore, and Ambrogio Maestri as Dulcamara. Under the baton of conductor Emmanuel Villaume, this production of “L’elisir d’amore” will captivate audiences— for this performance, school groups in the Bayern region, with its lively and entertaining performances. Witness Emily’s radiant portrayal of Adina as she navigates the comedic twists and turns of this enchanting opera.