Love Elixir

October 21st, 2017 8:00 PMtoOctober 26th, 2017 8:00 PM

Refreshing, whimsical, pleasant: this is the Elisir d’amore (the Elixir of love) directed by Pier Francesco Maestrini with sets by Juan Guillermo Nova, which highlights the comical and surreal aspects, transforming the story of Nemorino, Adina and Dulcamara into a 1970s American story. The peasants from the libretto are Rednecks, poor Nemorino is a youngster who goes around in a yellow chicken costume, advertising Adina’s road food, where she and Giannetta wear checked shirts knotted at the waist and short-cut jeans. To stir up provincial life, Dulcamara arrives in a red 1960s Buick with soft suspension: a seasoned and friendly rascal, chubby in a white suit and fat cigar, he is the typical door-to-door salesman, while the uptight Belcore is on horseback, a blend of a stereotypical fat Irish policeman and a training sergeant in the Marines, with a decisive goatee and Ray-Bans. The characterisations of the cast render the opera highly enjoyable, very funny, and easily and pleasantly understood by all.

Sat 21 October, at 8.00 pm

Tue 24 October, at 8.00 pm
Thu 26 October, at 8.00 pm

Opera di Firenze

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