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L'elisir d'amore Digital Programme


    Supported by Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

    Claret and Clarity

    Warwick Thompson on the brilliance of L’elisir d’amore


    L'elisir d'amore gallery

    A gallery of images of the production

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    Daniele Rustioni

    Available from 19 December 2014

    EXCLUSIVE: Conductor Daniele Rustioni talks about L'elisir d'amore

    Opera Essentials – L'elisir d'amore

    A quick guide to L’elisir d’amore

    The Story

    A full synopsis of this production

    NEWS: Lucy Crowe (Adina)

    English soprano Lucy Crowe sings the role of Adina in 6 performances at the Royal Opera House

    NEWS: Vittorio Grigolo (Nemorino)

    Vittorio Grigolo sings Rodolfo in the BP Big Screens Live Broadcast of La bohème (Tuesday 15 July).

    Director Laurent Pelly

    The French opera and theatre director

    Donizetti and L'elisir d'amore

    The creation of a comic masterpiece

    Musical highlights (Part 1 of 3)

    The first instalment of this serial article introduces perhaps the most famous aria in the opera: Nemorino's 'Una furtiva lagrima'

    'Doctor, doctor, I'm hopelessly in love'

    A psychologist gives advice to Nemorino, the lovesick suitor of L'elisir d'amore


    Performances, screenings, timings and Royal Opera staff


    Production team, Conductor and principal singers for this production


    Musical highlights (Part 2 of 3)

    In the second instalment of this serial article, find out about the entrance of Dulcamara and listen to more extracts from a recording


    Musical highlights (Part 3 of 3)

    In the third instalment of this serial article, listen to more extracts from a recording and read about Adina's final aria, one of the rare moments in the opera when she sings solo

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    Donizetti and his operas

    Available from 22 December 2014

    Gaetano Donizetti wrote over 70 operas; explore the composer's work, life and times.