Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Mar. 2, 1981)
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Librettist: Felice Romani
Rescigno; Blegen, Pavarotti, Ellis, Bruscantini
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 11 min.
The incomparable Luciano Pavarotti at his most eloquent brings Donizetti’s Nemorino to live as only he can, combining vocal fireworks, personal charisma, and charm. The enchanting production by Nathaniel Merrill, with designs by Robert O’Hearn, is the perfect setting for Nemorino’s quest to win the heart of beautiful Adina, sung by the sparkling Judith Blegen. Brent Ellis as Belcore and Sesto Bruscantini as Dr. Dulcamara round out the all-star cast. Nicola Rescigno conducts.