• Details

    Donizetti’s sun-drenched, small-town comedy makes a joyful return in Annabel Arden’s irresistible production.

    Sophisticated and wealthy, Adina is the toast of her small Italian town. Country boy Nemorino loves her, but she only has eyes for Belcore, the smooth-talking sergeant who has swept her off her feet. So when a travelling doctor arrives in town Nemorino pins all his hopes on a magical love potion. But nothing in this topsy-turvy comedy is ever quite as it seems…

    Light, lyrical and bursting with energy, L’elisir d’amore was the biggest success of Donzietti’s career – a comedy with the softest of hearts and the sweetest of melodies, including Nemorino’s much-loved aria “Una furtive lagrima”. Updating the action to the 1940s, Annabel Arden’s production celebrates the opera’s original joyful, colourful spirit, painting an affectionate picture of an Italy on the brink of political change.

    Korean tenor Sehoon Moon stars as the lovesick Nemorino, with Glyndebourne debuts from soprano Benedetta Torre as the flirtatious Adina and baritone Matthew Durkan as rival suitor Belcore. Ben Glassberg, Principal Conductor of the Glyndebourne Tour, will conduct.

    Ekaterina Siurina and Peter Auty perform ‘Caro elisir’ from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, August 2009.

    The Glyndebourne Tour is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

    Image credit: Shadric Toop painted collage/original photography Mike Hoban/other images Wikimedia Commons and Unsplash

  • Dates and times


    Glyndebourne 13 October 20194.00pm
    Glyndebourne 15 October 20197.00pm
    Glyndebourne 19 October 20194.00pm
    Glyndebourne 22 October 20197.00pm
    Glyndebourne 28 October 20194.00pm
    Glyndebourne 31 October 20197.00pm


    Canterbury 5 November 20197.15pm
    Canterbury 7 November 20192.00pm

    Milton Keynes

    Milton Keynes 12 November 20197.15pm
    Milton Keynes 14 November 20192.00pm


    Liverpool 21 November 20192.00pm


    Norwich 3 December 20197.15pm