Iford Festival at Belcombe Court

Donizetti L’ELISIR D’AMORE

A NEW IFORD ARTS PRODUCTION  SUNG IN ENGLISH
31 August, 3, 6, 7 September 2019
Gates open at 5.30pm for picnics
Performances start at 7.30pm

Conductor: Oliver Gooch
Director: James Hurley
Set and Costume Designer: Holly Pigott
Lighting Designer: Ben Pickersgill
Orchestra: CHROMA

ADINA  Claire Lees
BELCORE  Matthew Durkan
GIANETTA Luno Connolly

Further casting: To be announced

Beyond doubt this is Donizetti’s comic masterpiece and an absolute gem L’elisir d’amore is a favourite! 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….

Tickets £130  Under 18s go free at Iford Arts Opera at Belcombe Court. T & C’s apply, Under 16s must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Min age 12+. Subject to availability.  Please contact Bath Box Office for more information Tel: 01225 463 362 . Booking bathboxoffice.org.uk/whatson/lelisir-damore/

BELCOMBE COURT
In the stunning grounds of Belcombe Court, rarely open to the public and of historical importance, Iford Arts creates this entirely new production, in the round in a 240-capacity geodesic dome. [Made by The Dome Company whose clients include The Serpentine Gallery, National Theatre and more]

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