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L'elisir d'amore

Thomson Smillie

L’elisir d’amore, or The Elixir of Love, has remained popular for almost two centuries because of a touching tale and a galaxy of comic characters adapted from the traditional commedia dell’ arte. Above all Donizetti poured into the score all the warmth and tenderness of the Italian temperament. His melodic invention never ceases to charm whether in the jolly rustic choruses, the exhilarating ‘patter’ numbers, or the sweet sadness of the beautiful arias, of which ‘Una furtiva lagrima’, the great tenor showpiece, is the best known.

L’elisir d’amore, or The Elixir of Love, has remained popular for almost two centuries because of a touching tale and a galaxy of comic characters adapted from the traditional commedia dell’ arte. Above all Donizetti poured into the score all the warmth and tenderness of the Italian temperament. His melodic invention never ceases to charm whether in the jolly rustic choruses, the exhilarating ‘patter’ numbers, or the sweet sadness of the beautiful arias, of which ‘Una furtiva lagrima’, the great tenor showpiece, is the best known.
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Genres:

Music

Description:

L’elisir d’amore, or The Elixir of Love, has remained popular for almost two centuries because of a touching tale and a galaxy of comic characters adapted from the traditional commedia dell’ arte. Above all Donizetti poured into the score all the warmth and tenderness of the Italian temperament. His melodic invention never ceases to charm whether in the jolly rustic choruses, the exhilarating ‘patter’ numbers, or the sweet sadness of the beautiful arias, of which ‘Una furtiva lagrima’, the great tenor showpiece, is the best known.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Timson

Length:

1h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:29