• Nemorino (Matthew Polenzani, seated) is in love with Adina (Anna Netrebko, center)...

    Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera Bartlett Sher's new production of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore opens the Met's 2012–13 season on September 24. Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star as Adina and Nemorino, with Mariusz Kwiecien as Belcore and Ambrogio Meastri as Dulcamara. Maurizio Benini conducts.
  • ...who reads the story of Tristan and Isolde to the villagers.

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  • Anna Netrebko as Adina

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  • Sergeant Belcore (Mariusz Kwiecien) arrives with his men.

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  • The traveling quack Doctor Dulcamara (Ambrogio Maestri) comes to the village selling his "magic elixir" that cures everything.

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  • Nemorino is shocked that Adina has agreed to marry Belcore.

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  • At the pre-wedding feast of Adina (Anna Netrebko) and Belcore (Mariusz Kwiecien, center)...

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  • ...the bride and Dulcamara (Ambrogio Maestri) entertain the guests with a barcarole.

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  • Anna Netrebko as Adina

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