Opera. Bel canto in Swedish when director Stina Ancker sets Donizetti's comedic love story in a circus environment.
Attracts new laughter and smiles of recognition
Donizetti's charming and eternally young L'elisir d'amore constantly attracts new interpreters and new audiences. As an older variation of Änglagård, ( a Swedish movie about events following the arrival of two strangers in a very small community out in the country) it always attracts new laughter and smiles of recognition. And it is not just from the self-assured Adina that awkward country-boy Nemorino finally draws a tear, but usually also from the audience. Donizetti's brilliant, exquisite music has also contributed to the eternal youth of this piece. Director Stina Ancker is something of an expert on romantic comedies, and she is returning to us with the same team that was behind West Side Story 2011. We promise a bubbling sense of comedy with a distinct element of the circus.
The opera will be performed in Swedish in a fresh, new translation by Magnus Lindman. In the roles of the principal couple, we see two beautifully melodious young singers on their way out onto the international scene: Elin Rombo and Daniel Johansson. The other principal roles are taken by house soloists Markus Schwartz and Åke Zetterström. The conductor is Tobias Ringborg, specialist in the Italian romantic repertoire.