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Sunday, 02 September 2018, Hour 08:00
Unirii Square

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Conductor: David Crescenzi
Artistic Direction: Matteo Mazzoni (guest)

Adina: Lucia Bulucz
Nemorino: Eusebiu Huțan
Belcore: George Godja
Dr. Dulcamara: Zoltán Nagy (invitat)
Giannetta: Oana Trîmbițaș
Public notary: Alin Barna

The Orchestra and the Chorus of the Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca

Accompaniment of recitatives: Adela Bihari

Chorus master: Emil Maxim
Chorus conductor: Corneliu Felecan
Assistance artistic direction: Alina Simona Nistor
Stage and backstage direction: Cristina Albu


show category: Lyric Festival, opera

A production presented in collaboration with Csokonai Színház Theatre in Debrecen, within the ,,Opera Aperta” 2018 Project, supported by the Town Hall and Local Council of Cluj-Napoca and by the Minstry of Culture and National Identity, in the Centenary Year

Opera in two acts on a libretto by Felice Romani, based on Eugène Scribe’s Le philtre

Recommended Age: 3+


Already famous to the public of Milano due to his previous work Anna Bolena, Gaetano Donizetti composed L’elisir d’amore with his typical speed and enthusiasm, raising the curtain of a comical dramatic masterpiece, both innocent and profound. The homourous side of the story rests in the general attitude of Nemorino – an irrecoverable lover who is strongly convinced that the potion (in fact, a simple Bordeaux wine) traded by Dulcamara, a charlatan, will bring him the love of the fancy Adina, the one his heart wants with fervor.

The depth of the opera rests, on the other side, in the sacrifice that Nemorino is willing to make in order to obtain the necessary amount of money for buying a second elixir bottle. He is determined to enroll for good. Is this sacrifice the love proof that prevents Adina from marying her ideal candidate – Sergent Belcore.

Although, apparently, the happy end of this love-story can be associated with the miraculous L’elisir d’amore, the critical factor in bringing these two young people together consists in their own maturing process, which has been successful!

The performance ends around 11.00 p.m.

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