23 May - 23 August
Comical coming of age opera about love
Imagine that there was a remedy that made the person you were in love with also fall in love with you. With the miraculous elixir, unattainable love could suddenly be solved forever. Donizetti plays with exactly this idea in his opera L'elisir d'amore.
The performance will be livestreamed for free on Sunday 23 May and will remain available on the YouTube channel of OperaVision for three months after that.
View the introduction
Cast & creatives
Musical arrangement and orchestration
Jose Simerilla Romero
L'elisir d'amore is a successful co-production with a well-acting cast... Filming without an audience has its advantages. The camera can follow the partying youngsters without any problems to every corner of the fancy living room, a real pleasure with such well-acting singers.
The Argentine tenor José Romero draws attention with his powerful vocal presence, without any intonation problems or signs of fatigue.
Musically, there is much to enjoy. Especially from tenor José Romero as Nemorino. He turns the top aria Una furtiva lagrima, with that Schubertian mix of minor and major, into something very special. A discovery.
Dutch National Opera Studio
The Dutch National Opera Studio is a two-year programme in which seven young, talented singers and two répétiteurs are prepared for an international opera career. The Opera Studio combines workshops and coaching with a wide range of professional experiences.
Philharmonie zuidnederland is an ambitious and flexible symphony orchestra housed in Theater aan het Vrijthof and renowned for its quality, close interplay and enthusiasm. The orchestra explores the boundaries of traditional orchestral presentation, but at the same time presents itself as the orchestra of the 21st century.
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