- with Rosalind Coad (soprano)
L’elisir d’amore is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti’s operas and considered a masterpiece of 19th century opera buffa. Combining a touching love story with melodic inventiveness, we will look at comedy and pathos in this opera and consider how the contrast between the two heightens our sense of both.
Rosalind sang in the Opera Holland Park 2013 production and received glowing reviews: ‘The surprise star of the show was, however, Rosalind Coad as Giannetta, whose soprano was radiant and whose dramatic performance was commanding.’
She will share her experiences with us and invite us to discover why The Elixir of Love always sends the audience home smiling.
- Concert Duration:
- approx. 2 hours