Preview: @niopera and @ulsterorchestra L’Elisir d’Amore

Preview
NI Opera and the Ulster Orchestra tour of L’Elisir d’Amore

Opening night The Theatre At The Mill
on September 27th at 7.45
Continues on at The MAC Belfast on
30th and October 1st at 7.45

The elixir of love is available at the Theatre at the Mill on Friday night. Who could resist it! Donizetti’s romantic comedy L’Elisir d’Amore, to give it the original title, tells the tale of a young poor student (ahh!) who falls in love with the beautiful rich Adina. How can he possibly win the hand of this slightly high and mighty women who has captured his heart? The sly Dr. Dulcarama has the answer, he has a remedy, a love potion which will do the trick – or will it?

Costumes, set, music and superb singing is promised with a strong cast of singers from the UK and RoI led by Anna Patalong who is making her first NI Opera appearance in the same season as her debut at Royal Opera Covent Garden. John Molloy plays the wily peddler of dreams and Anthony Flaum the student dreamer.

The Ulster Orchestra welcomes guest conductor David Brophy (principal conductor with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra) and the highly respected Oliver Mears directs. He confirms how important it is to bring top class productions to venues through out Ireland. “L’Elisir d’Amore is one of those operas that people return to again and again. Donizetti’s beautiful Italian music, combined with all the classic elements of a boy-meets-girl romantic comedy makes this a perfect piece for people who have never seen an opera before. And for regular opera-goers, we’ve added a few twists to the setting to make it a really fresh and vibrant production.”

ANNE HAILES

Check all Anne Hailes Belfast Times reviews here.

The opera tour continues –
October 3rd at 8 p.m. Strule Arts Centre Omagh
October 10th at 8 p.m. Ardhowen Theatre Enniskillen
October 11th at 8 p.m. Market Place Theatre Armagh
www.niopera.com for details
Touring Republic of Ireland from January 25th – February 8th 2014

www.opera.ie for details
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