- L’Elisir d’Amore
February 10, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
NY Met Opera live (“Simulcast”)
Gaumont Pathe Opera (Cote Capucines)
The Elixir of Love, is a comic opera (melodramma giocoso) in two acts by the Italian composer, Gaetano Donizetti, first performed in 1832. It is easy to enjoy this light-hearted opera even if its plot is as predictable as a current movie romantic comedy.
In this Met performance Pretty Yende debuts a new role with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino. What separates L’Elisir d’Amore from dozens of charming comedies composed around the same time is the overall consistency of its music. It represents the best of the bel canto tradition that reigned in Italian opera in the early 19th century—from funny patter songs to rich ensembles to wrenching melody in the solos, most notably the tenor’s showstopping aria Una furtiva lagrima in Act II. Its variations between major and minor keys in the climaxes are one of opera’s savviest depictions of a character’s dawning consciousness.
Come join us for this lavish MET performance.
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Bus: 21, 22, 39, 52, 53, 66
Sung in Italian
MET titles in: English, German, Italian and Spanish
Run Time: ~2 hours 39 minutes with one intermission
2 boulevard des Capucines, Paris, 75009, France