Iford Arts: L’elisir d’amore – Donizetti
31st August at 7:30 pm
One event on 3rd September, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on 6th September, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on 7th September, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Watch Donizetti’s comic masterpiece, the operatic favourite L’elisir d’amore, against the beautiful backdrop of Belcombe Court in Bradford on Avon.
It is impossible not to empathise with the bashful village boy Nemorino (whose aria ‘a furtive tear’ must be one of the most popular tenor arias of all time). He is besotted with the wealthy Adina but she rejects him. His desperation deepens when Adina apparently falls for a handsome man in a uniform. In abject misery he turns to the dreadful and dazzling quack Dr Dulcamara for a love potion….
ADINA: Claire Lees
NEMORINO: Robert Lewis
BELCORE: Matthew Durkan
GIANETTA: Iúnó Connolly
Conductor: Oliver Gooch
Director: James Hurley
Set and Costume Designer: Holly Pigott
Lighting Designer: Ben Pickersgill
Orchestra: CHROMA Chamber Ensemble
The popular Iford Arts festival brings its nationally-acclaimed opera and jazz performances to Belcombe Court, which is rarely open to the public, this summer. The production will take place in geodesic dome, seating up to 240, made by The Dome Company whose clients include The Serpentine Gallery, National Theatre and more.
Gates open at 5.30pm for picnics. Performance starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets: £130, under 18s free, available via Bath Box Office. Tel: 01225 463 362.
Main image: Soprano Claire Lees will play Adina