Mario Gas revisits the Liceu with his production of Donizetti's fun-filled, brilliant work
One of the most delightful comic, and at the same time romantic, operas in the history of the genre. Nemorino is a naive lad who still believes in love potions to win over the heart of his beloved Adina. She makes him suffer until she herself succumbs and falls in love with him. Affection and mischief come together courtesy of the fresh, creative music by Donizetti, the last major proponent of the Italian comic opera.
The Liceu stages one of its most successful productions from recent seasons. Mario Gas places the original action in fascist Rome, with fond memories of neo-realist cinema. A comedy that is suitable for all audiences, with the added attraction of Slovakian tenor Pavol Breslik in the role of Nemorino together with three more stars, Australian soprano Jessica Pratt as Adina, baritone Paolo Bordogna, and buffo veteran Roberto de Candia in the role of Dulcamara.
Melodramma in two acts. Libretto by Felice Romani. World premiere: 12/05/1832, Teatro della Canobbiana of Milano. First staged in Barcelona: 08/05/1833, Teatre de la Santa Creu. First Liceu performance: 05/02/1848. Last Liceu performance: 05/06/2013. Total performances at the Liceu: 93.
- Ramón Tebar
- Stage director
- Mario Gas
- Set and costume designer
- Marcelo Grande
- Lighting designer
- Quico Gutiérrez
- Gran Teatre del Liceu
- Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
- Director of the Chorus
- Conxita Garcia
|Dulcamara||Roberto de Candia|
|7||Sunday||18:00||Turn F||Fee 5|
|9||Tuesday||20:00||Turn G||Fee 6|
|12||Friday||20:00||Turn E||Fee 5|
|14||Sunday||18:00||Turn PD||Fee 5|
|16||Tuesday||20:00||Turn PE||Fee 6|
|18||Thursday||20:00||Turn B||Fee 5|
|22||Monday||20:00||Turn A||Fee 5|
|24||Wednesday||20:00||Turn D||Fee 6|
|26||Friday||20:00||Turn H||Fee 5|
|28||Sunday||17:00||Turn T||AD||Fee 5|
First act 75m
Second act 60m
Approximate running time 2h 45m
Exhibition at the Balcó Foyer
Coinciding with L'elisir d'amore, memberships of the Reial Cercle Artístic have made for the occasion a plastic interpretation of the piece.
From 7 to 28 January.
Reasons why you need to see L'elisir d'amore
- With music that is delightfully fresh and original.
- One of the Liceu’s successfully great performances in recent decades.
- A cast of young performers in an opera that is suitable for all ages.
- Neo-realist performance under the skilled guidance of Mario Gas.
- One of Donizetti’s best operas.