Aarhus Sommeropera


Principals: Kristine Becker Lund; Ingrid Vetlesen; Helge Rønning; Jens Søndergaard; Jens Bruno Hansen
Director: Christopher Cowell
Designer: Jan de Neergaard
Conductor: David Riddell
Aarhus Sommeroperas Chorus; The Danish Sinfonietta - Randers Kammerorkester

The plot of L'elisir d'amore is quite simple: Nemorino loves Adina, who loves Belcore, a sergeant in the Italian Army, who loves......himself mostly! Poor in money, but rich in heart, Nemorino purchases an elixir from Dr. Dulcamara, a traveling scam artist, hoping that this love potion will win him the affection of Adina. After several twists and turns in the plot, everybody gets what they deserve!

This co-production with Musikdramatisk Teater from Holstebro was full of romance, comedy, intrigues and sub plots, and above all else, charming and delightful music, so the audience was guaranteed a sublime, hilariously entertaining experience.

"Norwegian tenor ,Helge Rønning, created a lively Nemorino, both dramatically and musically, and Kristine Becker Lund matches him very well. David Riddell led Randers Chamber Orchestra with Italian flair and precision. This is extremely good entertainment for everyone." (John Christiansen - Jyllandsopsten)

"Adina was sung with angelic grace by soprana Kristine Becker Lund, who also gave Adina a certain playfulness, not to mention a temperement, to be wary of! Jens Bruno Hansen osede med sin magt- og kraftfulde stemme ligefrem af charlatan i rollen som Dulcamara." (Jakob Wivel - Børsen)

"A high tempo production, with well oiled routines in various scenes and full of original ideas which keep the comedy bubbling along. Plenty of gags, therefore, to which the premiere audience - clearly enjoying themselves - responded with great enthusiasm." (Ole Straarup - Århus Stiftstidende)