The Elixir of Love Tickets and Hotel

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Show notes

Running time: 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.

Booking from: 15 Nov 2024

Booking until: 05 Dec 2024


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The Show

World War II is at its height in this inventive new staging of Donizetti's opera buffa, or romantic comedy, The Elixir of Love.

Framed as a TV sitcom episode, this warm-hearted story of unrequited love unfolds with the arrival of a love potion salesman on a beautiful English country house estate staffed by Land Girls and locals.

Adina, the lady of the manor, has long suppressed her feelings for Nemorino, who is working on the estate.

She's indifferent to his advances so he seeks the help of Dulcamara, a travelling salesman with a sharp suit and nice line in miracle cures.

Nemorino discovers the power of playing it cool after drinking a love potion and becomes flavour of the month amongst the land girls and farmhands.

But can he persuade Adina away from the charming Belcore?

This is one of the finest examples of all bel canto operas.

Bel canto is a style of opera where the primary focus of the music is on the beautiful vocal lines.

'Una furtiva lagrima' ('I saw the tear'), sung by Nemorino in Act 2, is perhaps the most famous aria in all bel canto operas.

This creates some truly moving moments to set alongside the warmth and humour of the production.

This production of Donizetti's opera will spotlight talented singers making their ENO debut alongside some firm favourites.

We welcome director Harry Fehr and Austrian-Spanish conductor Teresa Riveiro Böhm to the ENO for the first time.

Meanwhile, our familiar faces include acclaimed soprano and former Harewood artist Rhian Lois who sings Adina.

Assisted performances
Relaxed - Thursday 5 December 2024, 12.

30pm
BSL signed - Wednesday 27 November 2024 at 7pm


Theatre details

London Coliseum

London Coliseum
St Martin`s Lane
London
WC2N 4ES

Directions:
3 min walk from Charing Cross Station. Cross the Strand and continue along Adelaide Street, left along William IV Street, then right onto St Martin`s Lane and the Coliseum will be on the right.

Tube:
Leicester Square station is 2 minute walk (189 metres)

Performances

MatineeEvening
Wednesday7.00pm
Saturday2.30pm
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The Elixir of Love

London Coliseum
St Martin`s Lane
London
WC2N 4ES

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Leicester Square station is 2 minute walk (189 metres)

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