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Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore live in cinemas on 26 November 2014

Laurent Pelly’s Royal Opera production stars Bryn Terfel, Vittorio Grigolo and Lucy Crowe.

By Lauren Holden (Winner of the Kings Cultural Challenge and former ROH intern)

13 November 2014 at 5.55pm | Comment on this article

The Royal Opera’s production of Donizetti’s L'elisir d'amore, starring Bryn Terfel, Lucy Crowe and Vittorio Grigolo, will be broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to cinemas across the world at 7.15pm GMT on 26 November 2014.

Ahead of the screening, download our Royal Opera House Digital Programme, which contains specially selected features to bring you closer to the production.

The Cast

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo plays Nemorino, a village boy in love with a rich farm owner Adina, sung by soprano Lucy Crowe. Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel sings the devious Doctor Dulcamara.

Jette Parker Young Artist Kiandra Howarth will also sing the role of Giannetta, with Levente Molnár as Sergeant Belcore. Former Jette Parker Young Artist Daniele Rustioni conducts.

Read an interview with Kiandra Howarth, including her thoughts on the opera and what it’s like to perform in a production being relayed live to tens of thousands in cinemas around the world.

The Story

Young Nemorino is passionately in love with the beautiful Adina, but she seems more interested in Sergeant Belcore. Can Doctor Dulcamara’s dubious ‘love potion’ help Nemorino to win Adina’s heart?

The Production

In an interview, the director Laurent Pelly discusses the music and characters of L’elisir d’amore and how he has drawn on his childhood memories of growing up in the French countryside to create the production:

‘I think of it as the contemporary countryside. Everyone says it’s set in the ‘50s because of the scooters, the Vespas,’ he says. ‘I was born in ’62; Chantal [Thomas, set designer] was born the year before, so it’s more about our childhood memories.’

Review

After the relay, we’ll be publishing a roundup of tweets about the cinema screening, so share your thoughts using the hashtag #ROHelisir.

L'elisir d'amore will be live in cinemas on 26 November 2014. Find your nearest cinema and sign up to our mailing list.

The staging is a co-production with Opéra National de Paris with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet.

By Lauren Holden (Winner of the Kings Cultural Challenge and former ROH intern)

13 November 2014 at 5.55pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Laurent Pelly, cinema, L'Elisir d'amore, live, movies, Production

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