The Elixir of Love

“How opera used to be, full of fun and enjoyment by both cast and audience, with the feeling of being involved from the word go. Wonderful soloists and a chorus who were clearly enjoying every moment.”.

“Enjoyed every moment – very clever production and excellent singing, acting and panache.”

“Imaginative, colourful; clever choreography, fantastic soloists and the orchestra did a sterling job.”

The accessibility made you realise what it might have been like to have attended the original production in one’s mother tongue. It would be an ideal introduction to opera for local schools: the immediacy might really switch young people onto the medium. This highly-inclusive, simple, but witty production will stay with me for quite a while to come.”

Reactions from the audience (by email)

 Gaetano Donizetti 

Comic opera in 2 acts
Libretto by Felice Romani

May / June 2018
All Saints’ Centre, Lewes
Capitol Theatre, Horsham
St George’s, Kemp Town, Brighton
Birley Centre, Eastbourne
Chequer Mead, East Grinstead



Adina Nicola Said / Deirdre McCabe (3/6)
Nemorino Oliver Brignall
Belcore Edwin Dizer
Dulcamara Peter Edge
Giannetta Georgina Thorburn

NSO Chorus
NSO Orchestra
Conductor Ben Knowles
Director David Foster
Lighting Daniel Stevens, Chris Pugh


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