The hottest Elisir in history

The hottest Elisir in history


norman lebrecht

September 27, 2016


This is the celebrated unwritten shower scene from Donizeti’s comic opera. (Do not try this at home without a rubber mat. takes no responsibility for slipped discs and other contingent injuries.)

The scene features in Damiano Michieletto’s new Valencia production.

The cast is Ilona Mataradze/Karen Gardeazabal (Adina), William Davenport (Nemorino),Paolo Bordogna (Dulcamara), Mattia Olivieri (Belcore) and Caterina Di Tonno (Giannetta).

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  • David Osborne says:

    See you in Valencia!

  • David Leibowitz says:

    “La Nina gondoliera, e il senator Tredenti, barcaruola a due docce.”

  • DESR says:

    Wot, no rape? Lame…must be losing his edge.

  • Marina says:

    Che palle

  • says:

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  • Sixtus says:

    Looks like an updated South Pacific. I’m going to wash that woman right out of my (chest) hair!