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Production Team

Production: Bartlett Sher
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designed by: Jennifer Tipton


Please be advised that the following information refers to a production from the Met's 2013-14 season. Explore our 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Season to view the current repertory.

L'Elisir d'Amore

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 41 min.

Anna Netrebko reprises her adorable Adina in Bartlett Sher’s charming production of Donizetti’s tender comedy, sharing the role with Andriana Chuchman in her Met debut. Ramón Vargas is the love-struck Nemorino, and Erwin Schrott sings the likeable quack Dulcamara, whose “magic” potion causes as many problems
as it solves.

Anna Netrebko "seemed right in the zone, singing with plushness, brilliance and spontaneity. She truly inhabited the role of Adina... Her singing was exceptional for its richness, body and poignancy, as well as that indefinable quality of vocal charisma she has always had." —New York Times

"Ramón Vargas brings a burnished voice and bumptious charm to the role of the shy peasant Nemorino." —New York Times

As Dulcamara, "the robust bass-baritone Erwin Schrott stole every scene he was in." —New York Times


Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.