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(The Elixir of Love)
Approximate running time 2 hrs. 35 min.
Popular since its premiere in Milan in 1832, this charming comedy has delighted audiences throughout the world. It tells of the peasant Nemorino who decides to take some magic elixir sold to him by a quack doctor, so that he can win the heart of a wealthy land-owner, who (to spite Nemorino) has announced her marriage to a sergeant. The score is full of memorable tunes, including Adina’s “Prendi” and Nemorino’s “Una furtiva lagrima”, a favourite of tenors from Mario and Caruso to Gigli, Gedda and Pavarotti.
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