Join us at the Autumn Fair, in Random Opera’s new production of L’elisir d’amore: Donizetti’s comic opera of love.
Monday 25 October, 2021 Temple Speech Room, Rugby
Tickets £20 / £15 Children
Local farmhand Nemorino is secretly besotted with Adina, the attractive and popular young woman running the bar at the autumn fair. He professes his love to her, but she brushes him off, feigning indifference to tease him. When Belcore, the pompous sergeant of the local cadet troop arrives, he immediately attempts to woo Adina, much to Nemorino’s distress.
Soon after, another stallholder arrives – “Dr” Dulcamara, here to sell his miracle “HealthyLife Fermented Detox Brew” (or, as the label on the bottles used to indicate – cheap wine…). Nemorino asks whether the Doctor has a love potion, and is sold an “Elixir” to make Adina fall in love with him.
Convinced that his inebriation is the power of the Elixir taking effect, he pretends not to love her any more, which only serves to make Adina jealous.
After many twists and turns, Adina finally realises her love for Nemorino, and they celebrate with the villagers.
Featuring a professional cast of singers, this opera will leave you in stitches – and in love.
This performance is presented in the original Italian, with English Subtitles.
Olivia Bell, Ian Black, Aimee Daniel, Angharad Davies, Jessica Edom, Harry Fradley, Anna Gregg, Joelene Griffith, Anastasios Michalis, Emily Noon, Sian Roberts, Billie Robson, Callum Speed, Thomas Stephenson, Emma Wheeler
Directed by Richard Tegid Jones