Music at Woodhouse 

15 anniversary year

Saturday, 9th September 4pm and Sunday 10th September 4pm

Woodhouse Copse - Holmbury St Mary RH56NL

Music director Marcio da Silva
Stage director Monika Saunders, Marcio da Silva

Set/Costumes Monika Saunders
Assistant stage director Laura Hensley

Ensemble OrQuesta

Adina Jenny Stafford
Nemorino Emanoel Velozo
Dulcamara Diogo Oliveira
Belcore Alistair Ollerenshaw
Giannetta Helen May

L’elisir d’amore is one of the most loved of all Donizetti’s operas. It combines touching romance and hilarious comedy with beautiful music, including Nemorino’s enchanting aria ‘Una furtiva lagrima’. The opera’s premiere in Milan in 1832 was a triumph and secured Donizetti’s place as one of the leading Italian opera composers of his day. Donizetti deftly brings his characters alive with a sparkling score: Nemorino’s love for Adina is expressed through lyrical arias; Adina’s animated, flamboyant style softens as her feelings towards Nemorino begin to change – and all the while Dulcamara, irrepressible showman that he is, endlessly chatters away.

Tickets: £30/£20