Elixir of Love
|"Elixir" is Donizetti's most frequently performed opera and was the lead opera in the current Metropolitan Opera's current season.
Donizetti's fanciful and intensely human comic opera Eliixir of Love (L'Ellisir D' Amore) is vividly realized in the story of Dr. Dulcamara a travelling charlatan who turns a provincial village topsy-turvy. Dulcamara convinces young swain Belcori to purchase a love potion, the better to win the heart of the winsome Adina. One wacky situation leads to another, culminating in a joyous ensemble number.
The Act 2 aria, Una furtiva lagrima, made famous by Luciano Pavorotti, is a show stopper.