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Met Opera Has The Right Tonic: Donizetti's Elixir of Love

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Diana Damrau and Juan Diego Florez in L'Elisir d'Amore

 

Airs Saturday, March 31st at Noon on Classical 88.7-1

The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore. Juan Diego Flórez stars as the simple villager Nemorino, opposite Diana Damrau as the beautiful Adina; Mariusz Kwiecien is Adina’s swaggering suitor, Belcore; and Alessandro Corbelli is the potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Donato Renzetti conducts L’Elisir d’Amore, which will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at noon on Saturday, March 31.

Since its premiere in 1838, L'Elisir d'Amore has remained one of the most performed operas in the repertoire, known for its popular aria, "Una furtiva lagrima" (A furtive tear). You can also hear from the stars of the production as the single intermission will include interviews with the principals.