September 26, 2012

Attending the Metropolitan Opera's Opening Season of L'Elisir d'Amore

On Monday, September 24, 2012, I had the pleasure of attending the Metropolitan Opera Company’s opening night gala of L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti.  This is one of the greatest comic gems in opera about Adina, a headstrong farm owner and Nemorino, a poor villager who is in love with Adina, but wonders if he is worthy of her affections.  Anna Netrebko, who sings the role of Adina and Matthew Polenzani, who sings the role of Nemorino gave exceptional performances, as did the rest of the cast and the audience clearly enjoyed this production.

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