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L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love - Children's Book)
In this comic tale based on Gaetano Donizetti’s opera L’Elisir d’Amore, a love-struck youth buys a “magic” love potion in order to win the affections of his dream girl. A charming story told by Cristina Marsi and beautifully illustrated by Ingrid Kuris.
LaMa House is the publisher of the Paramica and Arabesque lines of books for children, presenting classic works of opera and ballet in an accessible graphic format, which will be enjoyed by people of all ages. Not children's opera or children's ballet, but the classics told in an abbreviated format, accompanied by rich illustrations that invoke the key scenes and plot lines from the stage versions. Plus, each story is presented simultaneously in several languages, including the original Italian, and translations in English and at least two other languages.
- 44 Pages
- Size: 11 3/4" x 8 1/4"
- Quadrilingual volume: Italian, English, Spanish, German
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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