Beyond doubt this is Donizetti’s comic masterpiece and an absolute gem L’elisir d’amore is a favourite! It is impossible not to empathise with the bashful village boy Nemorino (whose aria ‘a furtive tear’ must be one of the most popular tenor arias of all time). He is besotted with the wealthy Adina but she rejects him. His desperation deepens when Adina apparently falls for a handsome man in a uniform. In abject misery he turns to the dreadful and dazzling quack Dr Dulcamara for a love potion…
In the stunning grounds of Belcombe Court, rarely open to the public and of historical importance, Iford Arts will create an entirely new production, in the round, in a stupendous geodesic dome, seating up to 240, made by The Dome Company whose clients includeThe Serpentine Gallery, National Theatre and more.
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