Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
Introduction and Commentary by Opera Educator Lou Barrella
These unique luncheons are for true “Opera Lovers” who wish to share their passion as they spend an afternoon with others while watching a complete opera and enjoying a great meal together!
L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) is a melodramma giocoso or opera buffa by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. The opera premiered in 1832 in Milan; and although written in haste in a six-week period, it was the opera most often performed in Italy between 1838 and 1848; and has remained continually in the international opera repertory all over the world. Today it is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti’s operas and it contains the popular tenor aria “Una furtiva lagrima”,a celebrated romanza that has been recorded by all the great ones.
The production is by the Metropolitan Opera, 1981 featuring Luciano Pavarotti, Judith Blegen, Brent Ellis & Sesto Bruscantini – Conducted by Nicola Resigno