L'Elisir d'Amore

L'Elisir d'Amore

Story & Setting:

Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore and Lucia di Lammermoor are two of the mostpopular bel canto operas; from the Italian for “beautiful singing,” belcanto works feature thrilling displays of vocal virtuosity.

Educator Guide (Spanish)
Adina/Dulcamara duet (SATB)
Opera Notes:

L’Elisir d’Amore uses comedy to tell the story of young unrequited love,
including a wily doctor and his seemingly magical potion.

Sung in



2 hours & 45 minutes

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)


Duet "Quanto amore" (Pretty Yende & Ildebrando D’Arcangelo)

Met Opera (current production)

"Una furtiva lagrima" (Matthew Polenzani)

Met Opera (current production)