L'elisir d'amore
Gaetano Donizetti
May and June 2013

A masterly score in which the tenor gives a rendition of the famous aria “Una furtiva lagrima”

Nemorino is a man in love, ingenuously in love. His role lies on the borderline between comedy and drama and calls for a special type of singer to convey the delicate equilibrium.

L’elisir d’amore (Milan, 1832), one of Gaetano Donizetti's best loved operas, marked a step forward in the evolution of opera buffa by enabling comic characters to show emotions and feelings as well.  Set in a small, idyllic village, it relates the miseries of Nemorino –- a poor, bashful peasant enamoured of Adina, a wealthy, capricious landowner -- till the happy ending is reached. The action gets underway with the arrival of a detachment of soldiers commanded by the swaggering sergeant Belcore arrives, and that of the devious charlatan Dulcamara. Then Nemorino buys a love potion in a bid to win back Adina's love.

Opera in two acts. Libretto by Felice Romani. Music by Gaetano Donizetti. First performed at the Teatro della Canobbiana in Milan on 12 May 1832. First performance at the Gran Teatre del Liceu on 5 February 1848.

May 2013
Monday 27 20:00 H
Thursday 30 20:00 E
June 2013
Sunday 2 17:00 T
Wednesday (AD) 5 20:00 A


12,25 €, 33,50 €, 47 €, 67,25 €, 98,50 €, 141,25 €, 177 €, 238,75 €


  • Liceu Directe (online)
  • Ticketmaster (online/smartphone)
    902 53 33 53 
    +34 93 274 64 11 (Internacional)
    Caixers de "la Caixa"
  • Box office
    C/ Sant Pau, 1 (map)


Act I 72 min.
Pause 30 min.
Act II 60 min.
Total 2 hours and 50 minutes

Audio-description service

5 June at 8pm
Information 93 485 99 13

Information session

Forty-five minutes before each performance, an information session about the opera, open to all  members of the audience, will be held in the Foyer. 


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