Everyone in the village loves the spry Adina and the slow-but-likable Nemorino—but when will they admit their love for each other? Soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and tenor Vittorio Grigolo bring their magnetism to the two lead roles, with the renowned bass Alessandro Corbelli as the lovable con man who sells the “magic elixir” of love. Enrique Mazzola conducts Bartlett Sher’s vibrant production.
Sung in Italian with Met Titles in English, German, Italian and Spanish.
Dates Performances of L’Elisir d’Amore vary from March 10 to April 7, 2016.
Run time Two hours and 39 minutes (one intermission)
Good for kids? This opera may not be suitable for children.
Did you know? One of the opera’s plot twists, in which Adina buys Nemorino’s military contract to spare him from service, was drawn from the life of the composer, who had his own contract purchased by a wealthy female admirer.
Soprano Aleksandra Kurzak actually began her musical career at age 7 in Poland, learning how to play both the violin and piano.
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