• Gaetano Donizetti
  • La Favorita (1840)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

G. Schirmer controls the rights in the English translation by William Weaver for this work but does not supply orchestral materials.

    • Gaetano Donizetti
    • Libretto by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz. English translation by William Weaver.
    • English, Italian

    Programme Note

    Cast List:
       ALFONSO, King of Castile: Baritone
       FERNANDO, novice at the Monastery of St. James: Tenor
       DON GASPARO, the King's minister: Tenor
       BALDASSARE, Fernando's father and superior of the Monastery: Bass
       LEONORA de Guzman, the King's favorite: Mezzo-Soprano
       INES, her confidante: Soprano
       Ladies and Gentlemen of the Court, Pages, Guards, Soldiers, Monks
    Synopsis:
    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.