L'Elisir d'Amore (The Elixir of Love)

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Experience a different high as one of the greatest comic gems in opera, L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) featuring Russian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko, in high definition video and full dolby sound at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tangahalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) on May 28, 2013 at 2pm and 7pm.

L’Elisir d’Amore is the third of five encore performances of the latest season of The Met presented by the CCP and the Metropolitan Opera (The Met) in cooperation with the Opera Guild Foundation of the Philippines.

An opera by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, L'Elisir d'Amore is a melodramma giocoso in two acts. Felice Romani wrote the Italian libretto, after Eugène Scribe's libretto for Daniel Auber's Le philtre (1831). Written in haste, L'Elisir d'Amore was the most often performed opera in Italy between 1838 and 1848 and has remained continually in the international opera repertory. Today, it is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti's operas. There are a large number of recordings. It contains the popular aria "Una furtiva lagrima," a romanza for the tenor that is one of the most famous and often-excerpted arias in all of opera. L'Elisir d'Amore also features three big duets between the tenor and soprano, making it one of the first operas (La Traviata, Tristan und Isolde, and La Bohème are others) that can be considered "duet operas".

Other scheduled screenings of Met Opera productions for this year are Maria Stuarda (July 9), and The Tempest (August 20). All screenings are 2pm and 7pm.

For more details, please call CCP Box office at (63 2) 832-3704 or (63 2) 832-1125 loc. 1409.

Cultural Center Of The Philippines (CCP)
Roxas Blvd. cor. Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

Tuesday May 28, 2013
- 2:00 PM
- 7:00 PM


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