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Donizetti: L'Elisir d'amore / Gardner/Paris Opera, Heidi Grant Murphy, Ambrogio Maestri [DVD]

Album Summary

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Director Laurent Pelly has entertained Parisians with a string of successful comic opera productions. This new 'L'Elisir d'amore' from Bel Air is delightfully fresh and vibrant. It is set in a manner reminiscent of Italian cinema of the 50s and 60s. The simple sets – stacks of hay bales; fields rolling off into the distance and a lone water tower – are bathed in a nostalgic golden hue. For "Una furtive lagrima," the stars of the night sky are created with bare light-bulbs on wires. Heidi Grant Murphy plays Adina to Ambrogio Maestri’s Dulcamara in this fascinating HD video production from the Opera national de Paris, conducted by Edward Gardner.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 133 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1


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Works Details

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
  • Performers: Heidi Grant Murphy (Soprano); Paul Groves (Tenor); Ambrogio Maestri (Baritone); Laurent Naouri (Bass-Baritone); Aleksandra Zamojska (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Edward Gardner
  • Ensemble: Paris National Opera Chorus
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1832