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The Met: Live in HD
L'Elisir d'Amore

Saturday, October 13, 2012
12:55 pm
Purchase tickets online

The Met Live in HD season begins October 13 with a new production of Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, directed by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Maurizio Benini. Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as the beautiful landowner Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Mariusz Kwiecien sings Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Sergeant Belcore, and Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. “L’Elisir d’Amore is kind of two operas at the same time,” Sher says. “It’s an opera that’s a great entertainment, and it’s an opera that has something else happening underneath. It’s informed by when in Italian history it was written—you can see the early stirrings of a cry for independence.”

Approximate running time: 125 minutes.

Tickets are $25 ($22 members; $18 students) and may be ordered online or by calling 413 458 0MET (458 0638).

Click here for information about purchasing tickets and to see the complete 2012–13 Met Live in HD schedule.

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