Donizetti: L’Elisir d’Amore (DVD) – Rolando Villazón, Anna Netrebko

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Donizetti: L’Elisir d’Amore (DVD) – Rolando Villazón, Anna Netrebko

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Actors: Rolando Villazón, Anna Netrebko, Ildebrando d’Arcangelo, Leo Nucci, Orchester und Chor der Wiener Staatsoper
Conductor: Alfred Eschwe
Director: Otto Schenk
Format: NTSC
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
Dubbed: English
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Erato Disques
DVD Release Date: January 16, 2007
Run Time: 130 minutes

From Dan Davis of Classics Today:

“Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore is one of the staples of the comic opera repertory. The plot hinges on whether earnest but dim-witted Nemorino will snag Adina, the flirtatious heroine, who takes up with Belcore, an army sergeant, to make Nemorino jealous. After numerous (and humorous) plot twists that include a phony love potion, it all ends happily. Adina and Nemorino declare their love for each other, Belcore is dumped, and the fraudulent Dulcamara does a landslide business in love potions. It’s all a fast-moving bundle of fun, especially with the star-filled cast of this 2005 Vienna State Opera performance.

“The leads are magnificent. Rolando Villazón as Nemorino exhibits a real gift for comic acting, flawlessly turning stock comic gestures into laugh-out-loud moments, and even juggling apples with the panache of a circus performer. More important, he uses his lyric tenor to sing the part with impressive subtlety. His big show-stopper, “Una furtiva lagrima,” literally stops the show, the audience forcing a welcome encore.

“Netrebko’s Adina is every bit as good, with deft acting and a lovely lyric soprano. Dulcamara is Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, whose ample bass joins a stage presence that puts him at the center of his scenes. His famous duet, “Venti scudi,” with Villazón, is the highlight it should be.

“This is the preferred L’elisir d’amore.”

 



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History


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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