L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti)
“handsome and insightful new staging…the cast is terrific…Maurizio Benini conducts a stylish and zesty performance” -New York Times
The 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 will sing 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: 3:02. This is a delayed broadcast.
Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Production: Bartlett Sher
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designed by: Jennifer Tipton
Cast: Anna Netrebko (Adina), Matthew Polenzani (Nemorino), Mariusz Kwiecien (Belcore), Ambrogio Maestri (Doctor Dulcamara)
Sat., October 20 • 10:30am • Loft
Opera expert/writer-producer Dennis Kleinman will lead a lively discussion on L’Elisir D’Amore. Space is limited!
More info/tickets for the Opera Connection on L’Elisir D’Amore.
Post-Opera Dinner at The Library Restaurant
The popular Met@The Music Hall HD broadcast series just got better! By special arrangement, The Library Restaurant adjacent to The Music Hall will be offering special Post-Opera Dinners after opera broadcasts in its 2012-2013 season - exclusive seatings for a limited number of patrons each. It couldn’t be easier – all that Met patrons need to do is to call/come by The Music Hall Box Office to make their dinner reservation, then, after the opera broadcast, walk the few steps to The Library Restaurant, present their Met ticket and enjoy the casual elegance at one of the finest steak houses north of Boston. Patrons can choose from the full menu, or a special Met-exclusive, prix fixe menu ($38) including soup or salad, a choice of three entrees, a dessert, and a glass of red or white wine. Act NOW to be a part of this limited offer! We’re currently taking reservations for the first two operas: Saturday October 20 with seatings at 4pm, 4:30pm and 5pm (20 per block) and Saturday October 27 with seatings at 4:30pm and 5:15pm (25 per block).