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L'Elisir d'Amore

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“Enchanting” is the word for this one. A charming and pert Bidú Sayão (Adina) has been ignoring poor Nemorino (Ferruccio Tagliavini), forcing him to take desperate measures to win her love. Salvatore Baccaloni is Dr. Dulcamara, a wily snake-oil salesman with a bogus “elixir of love” that he promises will do the trick. It eventually works, of course, but not before the sensational cast has made us laugh and touched our hearts.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Dec 24, 1949


Gaetano Donizetti


Felice Romani

Run Time

1 HRS 48 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus