In the organizer's words:

What can you do if you are madly in love, but your lover simply doesn't return your feelings? As Tristan and Isolde already knew, a love potion can help! And so Nemorino, who is unhappily in love with Adina, senses his chance when the street vendor Dulcamara offers him such a love potion. But it is - let it be revealed here - only a bottle of Bordeaux, so that the now tipsy Nemorino screws up everything and Adina once again turns away indignantly. Instead, she decides to marry the smart Belcore as soon as possible. With the help of a second love potion and a good portion of coincidence, everything takes a happy turn.

Gaetano Donizetti's hilarious and romantic comedy with its multifaceted melodies became one of the greatest successes of his career already during its premiere in Milan in 1832. To this day, "L'elisir d'amore" is one of the most popular bel canto operas, not least because of the dreamlike tenor aria "Una furtiva lagrima", in which Nemorino's hope for the happiness of love is reawakened by a "furtive tear" in Adina's eyes.

After its immense success in Madrid, Valencia and Brussels, the fast-paced production by Damiano Michieletto, who presents "L'elisir d'amore" as a humorous beach party with a fresh breeze of wit and a dash of eroticism, can now be experienced for the first time in Germany at the Cologne Opera. Conductor Matteo Beltrami returns to the podium of the Gürzenich Orchestra after his brilliant "Cenerentola" conducting (2022.23).

A production of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía Valencia and Teatro Real Madrid.

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