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L'Elisir d'Amore (2 CD with Libretto)

Item# 1000007206

L'Elisir d'Amore (2 CD with Libretto)
Composer: Gaeteno Donizetti
Conductor: Francesco Molinari Pradelli
Release Date: 2011
Mirella Freni
Nicolai Gedda
Mario Sereni

Orchestra: Orchestra dell'Opera di Roma
Label: EMI


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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