Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Jan. 25, 2014)
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Librettist: Felice Romani
Benini; Netrebko, Cordella, Alaimo, Schrott
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 0 min.
Anna Netrebko is an ideal Adina, the wealthy young landowner at the center of Donizetti’s beloved comedy. She is surrounded by three men: Nemorino (Salvatore Cordella), the villager who loves her; Belcore (Nicola Alaimo), the pompous sergeant who wants to marry her on the spot; and Dulcamara (Erwin Schrott), the traveling quack who sells Nemorino the “elixir” of the title. Maurizio Benini conducts.