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Title: Donizetti Operas
Otros títulos: L'Elisir d'Amore
L'Elisir d'Amore Melodramma in due atti
L'Elisir d'Amore Melodrama en Dos Actos
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Gaetano Donizetti; Chris Merritt; Adelina Scarabelli; Sesto Bruscantini; Angelo Romero; Barbara Briscik; Orchestra Sinfonica dell'Emilia Romagna "Arturo Toscanini"; Hubert Soudant
Código CDU: Do.08
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: The commission for Donizetti's L'Elisir d'amore came shortly after the dismal failure of Donizetti's Ugo, Conte di Parigi at Milan's La Scala Theatre. Eager to redeem himself with the Italian public, he delivered the completed work to the Teatro Canobbiano (also a Milanese theatre) in a mere six weeks' time. The premiere, on May 12, 1832, was a brilliant success with both critics and the public, and the first run alone lasted for 33 performances. L'elisir remains an important work in the repertory of major opera houses in the twenty-first century. The work is a comedy, a melodramma giocosa in two acts, composed to a libretto by Felice Romani. Romani based his book on the libretto for Daniel Francois Auber's Le Philtre, which was penned by Eugène Scribe. The two productions occured less than a year apart and in fact shared some of the same performers. In reworking the story, Romani made some important additions, including Nemorino's aria, "Una furtiva lagrima," which is the most famous ...


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