"Love Potion" by G. Donizetti
Comic opera in two acts
The length of the performance is 2 hours 30 minutes (with intermission).
The premiere took place on March 10, 2007.
Created in just two weeks and set in Milan in 1832, the lyrico-comic opera G. Donizetti's "Love Potion" had a stunning success. An entertaining and witty story telling about the relationship of a couple in love; Melodic, light and elegant music are the main components that make this opera one of the most popular to this day.
The legend of a magical love potion, which moved from the poem of Gottfried of Strasbourg "Tristan and Isolde" to the comedy of the French playwright E. Scribe, based on which Donizetti's opera was written, receives an unexpected parody of interpretation. And this opens new meanings. It turns out that it's not a "miracle drink," but people themselves are able to fill each other with the elixir of good and love.
Feelings embracing the characters of Donizetti's opera are eternal, like life itself: sympathy, coquetry, rivalry, jealousy. Therefore, the situation of the "Love Potion" could occur both on the Venetian carnival several centuries ago, and in a modern town.
Is it possible to charm a beautiful woman with a glass of wine?
The rejected lover tries to buy the elixir of love from a visiting charlatan doctor. And he pours wine to him, deceiving the simpleton.
Shabby-neighbor rejected the tender feelings of a young man.
The Italian is going very soon to marry an army sergeant whose regiment is quartered in a quiet rural village.
But the young guy just does not give his beloved in the hands of a soldier. If necessary, he will even sell his freedom and be enrolled in recruits.
He has no way out. You need money to buy a love potion!
But the beauty of a beautiful heart. She will have pity on him and will buy out a simpleton from the sergeant.
To the same, the rich uncle left him a huge inheritance. Now the guy became the most enviable groom.
A magic drink is useful for a cheerful wedding lovers!
“ I love this opera very much. For the first time I watched her not on TV, but in the theater. Of course, there are moments that I love her, making a classic work of "modern" notes. Before the performance I read reviews of the audience and was afraid that I would not like it. There were also finals under the eye, and red family trunks, and vulgar feathers, and boxes of vodka and many more things like that .... But, to my surprise, this did not cause skepticism and in the end I clapped to the pain in my hands, and there were tears in his eyes. So pure and heartfelt sounded the famous aria Nemorino! And Adina was at the height, the voice is strong and deep, the highest notes are taken easily and highly dignified. I always listen to the orchestra in New Opera with delight. In general, the director achieved that the audience took his innovations with humor and left in a good mood and with the desire to return again and again to this cozy and lovingly arranged theater.
“ Were at the Novaya Opera Theater on November 20. The performance is enchanting! The highest skill of execution. Excellent production, colorful costumes, a brilliant ensemble of soloists, full mutual understanding of the artists with the conductor and orchestra! I recommend everyone to visit the play and get a lot of pleasant emotions!
“ Great performance! Cheerful, bright. A new vision in the New Opera. Beautiful voices and wonderful music. Bravo to the orchestra! Bravo to the artists!
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