L'elisir d'amore

Music Gaetano Donizetti Text Felice Romani
→ Melodramma giocoso in zwei Akten

21. September 2020
19.30 - 21.45
1 intermission
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Cast 21.09.2020

Musical Direction Giacomo Sagripanti
Production Otto Schenk
Scenery and Costume Design Jürgen Rose


Otto Schenk’s »elixir of love« production is steeped in a warm, southern light and tells the story of Adina and Nemorino – forever known as the greatest success of Donizetti's career. The composer lovingly created an over-the-top, picturesque village, deftly bringing his characters alive, whose happiness and pain – it is touching to see – he takes absolutely seriously. Pretty Yende, who has had acclaimed performances at the New York Met and La Scala in Milan, will make her long-awaited State Opera debut as Adina, and will also be singing Violetta in »La Traviata«, part of this season’s premiere series. Liparit Avetisyan will be by her side singing the role of Nemorino for the first time at the Vienna State Opera.