Gaetano Donizetti

The Elixir of Love

  • A Comic Opera in Two ActsI
  • Premiere: 20. 1. 2022 I
  • Calendar
20 January 2022 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana Premieres Premieres
21 January 2022 18:00 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
22 January 2022 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
25 January 2022 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
26 January 2022 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
27 January 2022 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
28 January 2022 19:30 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana
29 January 2022 18:00 SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana

Gaetano Donizetti, a master of bel canto and Italian romantic opera, strongly influenced the development of the art at the time when the stars of Rossini and Verdi were still shining brightly in the operatic sky. He composed an enviable number of 75 operatic works in Italian and French as well as numerous instrumental and vocal pieces. Many are placing The Elixir of Love alongside Rossini's The Barber of Seville, where the light-hearted story is intertwined with polished humour; also quite significant for the opera is the distinct Donizetti's melody that culminates in the popular cavatina Una furtiva lacrima.