The Elixir Of Love

DONIZETTI

New orchestration for piano, saxophone and viola by John Gibbons. 

New english version conceived by Valentina Ceschi with a libretto by Thomas Eccleshare. 

Adina is the hottest star in Hollywood – and Nemorino adores her. When an ambitious army officer makes a very public proposal to Adina, Nemorino is in despair, until Dulcamara, the smooth-talking stylist, comes to his rescue with a remedy which he promises will win Adina once and for all.

Donizetti’s warm-hearted opera fizzes with wit, great tunes and a keen-eyed dissection of the way love can confound even the cleverest of us.

★★★★
Valentina Ceschi and translator Thomas Eccleshare have splendidly gone to town reinventing the libretto
The Daily Telegraph

★★★★
Crammed full of clever comic details and fizzes with vitality
Time out

★★★★
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Evening Standard

★★★★
Confidently glamorous, effortlessly stylish and expertly delivered, this production is a potent potion
Islington Gazette

Director: Valentina Ceschi 
Librettist: Thomas Eccleshare 
Original Musical Director: John Gibbons 
Set and Costume Designer: Kate Lane 
Lighting Designer: Ben Polya 


Click here to watch the trailer

 

The revival of this production in December 2014 at the King's Head Theatre was generously supported by the Mercers' Company

 

Trailer


 
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