About the Event
Seize this opportunity at the beautiful Oper Leipzig in Leipzig to experience the breathtaking opear performance of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore.
Gaetano Donizetti was an Italian composer of the early 19th century. He was one of the leading composers of the bel canto opera style along with Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini. Over the course of his career, Donizetti wrote almost 70 operas both comic and serious. His first notable success came with a serious opera, Zoraida di Granata, which was presented in 1822 in Rome. As a result, he made a major impact on the Italian and international opera scene and shifted the attention to opera seria noble and 'serious' style operas. However, his best‐known works include comedies such as L'elisir d'amore 1832 and Don Pasquale 1843.
L’elisir D’amore is the best‐known opera by Gaetano Donizetti. It blends together romance, fantasy, adventure, comedy and charming music. A simple village guy falls in love with a young beauty from a rich family, who, of course, doesn’t return his affection. However, a magical love elixir can help him to win her over… The opera’s first night took place in Milan in 1832 and enjoyed warm public reception.
- Donizetti, Gaetano – L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love)
Cast / Production
Adina — Bianca Tognocchi
Gianetta — Christiane Döcker
Gianetta — Sandra Maxheimer
Nemorino — Matthias Stier
Belcore — Jonathan Michie
Belcore — Franz Xaver Schlecht
Dulcamara — Sejong Chang
Oper Leipzig, Augustusplatz 12, Leipzig, Germany