Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Oct. 13, 2012)
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Librettist: Felice Romani
Benini; Netrebko, Polenzani, Kwiecien, Maestri
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 22 min.
Anna Netrebko as the beautiful and wealthy Adina leads the cast in Barlett Sher’s production of Donizetti’s charming comedy, first seen on Opening Night of the Met’s 2012–13 season. Matthew Polenzani is Nemorino, the poor but good-hearted country boy who wins her love—with the help of the magic “elixir” sold by the quack Dulcamara, played by Ambrogio Maestri. Mariusz Kwiecien is the swaggering Sergeant Belcore and Maurizio Benini conducts.