Enjoy L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, in the heart of Barcelona. The star-studded cast includes Mexican tenor Rollando Villazón. Nemorino is a man in love, ingenuously in love. His role lies on the borderline between comedy and drama and calls for a special type of singer to convey the delicate equilibrium. L’elisir d’amore (Milan, 1832), one of Gaetano Donizetti's best loved operas, marked a step forward in the evolution of opera buffa by enabling comic characters to show emotions and feelings as well. Set in a small, idyllic village, it relates the miseries of Nemorino –- a poor, bashful peasant enamoured of Adina, a wealthy, capricious landowner -- till the happy ending is reached. The action gets underway with the arrival of a detachment of soldiers commanded by the swaggering sergeant Belcore arrives, and that of the devious charlatan Dulcamara. Then Nemorino buys a love potion in a bid to win back Adina's love. Cast: Javier Camarena, Nicole Cabell, Àngel Òdena, Simone Alberghini, Rolando Villazón, Aleksandra Kurzak, Joan Martín-Royo, Ambrogio Maestri, Cristina Obregón and others. Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu Conductor: Daniele Callegari Stage direction: Mario Gas Scenography: Marcelo Grande Costumes: Marcelo Grande Lighting: Joaquín Gutiérrez Production: Gran Teatre del Liceu
In some areas of the Gran Teatre del Liceu it is possible to be seated with a partially obstructed view of the stage. The Gran Teatre del Liceu recommends Zone 2 for the finest and completely unobstructed view of the performance. The stage is not visable from seats starting in row 2 of Zone 8. A monitor is provided for following the performance in this section. Only available for operas.
- Type: Theater
- Nearest Train: Liceu
- Venue Description:
The Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona's most important theater was built in a modern style by J.O. Mestres and M. Garriga i Roca to house the city's Operatic Society. Regular opera seasons began here in 1847 and the venue soon overshadowed its main rival, the Teatro Principal. It became a potent symbol of the power and wealth of Catalonia's 19th-century middle-classes, the same people who commissioned all the city's impressive modernist buildings towards the end of that century. There was a devastating fire in the theater during 1861, an anarchist bomb-attack in 1893, and then it was completely burned down in 1994. The new building stages an exciting program of operas, concerts and ballets by the world's best performing companies and houses its own symphony orchestra and choir that perform all year round.