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L'Elisir d'Amore Libretto

Item# 1000006720

L'Elisir d'Amore Libretto
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Languages: Italian/English
Paperback: 44 pages
Dimensions: Width: 6.7", Length: 10.5"

L’Elisir d’Amore premiered at Milan’s Teatro Cannobiana in 1832. The opera is quintessential Donizetti, and one of the composer’s greatest popular successes. Nemorino, a poor peasant is in love with Adina, a wealthy landowner. Unable to summon the courage to express his feelings, he buys a bottle of special elixir from a traveling medicine man. Unbeknownst to Nemorino, the bottle holds nothing but Bordeaux wine, but the ‘Elisir’ works some magic nevertheless.

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