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Jan. 21 - Donizetti's "L'Elisir D'Amore"

Donizetti's L'Elisir D'Amore
Ken Howard
Metropolitan Opera

L’Elisir d’Amore has been among the most consistently popular operatic comedies for almost two centuries.

The story deftly combines comic archetypes with a degree of genuine character development rare in works of this type. Its ending is as much a foregone conclusion as it would be in a romantic comedy film today—the joy is in the journey, and Donizetti created one of his most instantly appealing scores for this ride.

Michele Gamba; Javier Camarena (Nemorino), Golda Schultz (Adina), Davide Luciano (Belcore), Ambrogio Maestri (Dulcamara)