• Gaetano Donizetti
  • L’ Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) (1832)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

G. Schirmer controls the rights in the English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin for this work but does not supply orchestral materials.

  • 1 hr 45 min
  • Libretto by Felice Romani. English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin.
  • English, Italian

Programme Note

Cast List:
   ADINA, a wealthy village girl: Soprano
   NEMORINO, a poor peasant in love with Adina: Tenor
   BELCORE, Sergeant of the village garrison: Baritone
   DOCTOR DULCAMARA, a perambulating physician: Bass
   GIANNETTA, a peasant girl: SopranoSynopsis:
Nemorino spends his last pennies on a love potion, supplied by the quack Dulcamara, in order to woo Adina. But Adina, irritated by his advances, decides to marry Sgt Belcore instead. Dulcamara offers Nemorino a different potion, which he buys, despite being forced to join the army to pay for it. But it is not the potion, but the death of a rich uncle, that is the eventual cause of Nemorino’s popularity with the local girls.