The Metropolitan Opera: L'Elisir d'Amore Synopsis
Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in Donizetti's comedic opera.

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L'Eliisore d"Amore

By rjhselvin
I've seen almost all the HDTV performances since they started, and I must say that this "L'Elisir. . ." was one of the greatest. I forgot that I was in a movie theater instead of at the Met itself...

L'Elisir d'Amore sings of unrequited love

By starlove
Donizetti's magnificent opera L'Elisir d'Amore is a lament of unrequited love, or a pleading to re-think our over-commitments. Matthew Polenzani, who sings the role of Nemorino, brings down the...

L'Elisir D'Amore

By hkathyp
Fantastic, from start to finish! Matthew Polenzani, as Nemorino, and Anna Netrebko, as Adina, were so passionate in their performances, both the comedic and the serious, that I was riveted. Matthew...

What A Treat!

By Camusfan01
This production opened the Met's season in fine fashion. Donizetti's L'Elisir has been performed for more than 150 years for good reason. Its just one of the most enjoyable operas around. This...

Contrary to WSJ review....

By joan39
L'Elisir d'Amore was delightful. Most of the audience at the end was saying just that on the way out the door. For a vehicle belonging to Luciano Pavarotti for 30 or 40 years, Matthew Polanzani...

L'elisir D'Amore

By momm
It was wonderful. the tenor hero was better that Pavorotti when he sang Una lagrima furtiva the entire cast and performance were up to the Mets best standards HG...

Met Opera:LElisir d'Amore

By Ruthsmith
Absolutely wonderful performance, but the video transmission was so dark you could not see the background of the action at all clearly --seemed as though it had been recorded at dusk (and that is not...

Thoroughly Enjoyed & Appreciated!

By Entertain_Viv
Polenzani who played Nemorino performed a stunning aria...the live audience at NY Met went wild! Anna, as always, was fantastic. What a beauty! Love her. The stage sets and props were beautifully...

L'Slisir d'Amore

By 1 irish lady
I have never experience such up front and personal showing. It was a beautiful opera and a wonderful experience for me. I am already planning to attend the next one....

Opera

By ASchutz
L'Elisir d'Amore was excellent, especially unigue was the backstage interview and the closeups of the singers faces.. Theorchestra was sincronized, the tenor was terrific and Anna was in perfectform....

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