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The Elixir of Love

14/07/2016 - 23/07/2016 The Elixir of Love

Simon Phillips’ much-loved production comes to Western Australia for the first time. Its Australian outback setting is perfect for this ‘absolute corker’ of a story. The charm of The Elixir of Love (L’ elisir d’amore) is a deeper story about money, romance and true love. The dreamer is the boy, Nemorino (literally “little nobody”), who finds the courage to declare his love for Adina. He discovers that he is loved in return, not for his money or status, but for his sweet nature. Adina finds that love can win over pride. “The ubiquitous corrugations, the sounds of bleating sheep, whinnying horses, squawking galahs, barking dogs and mooing cows give the two-act opera a true-blue, Aussie-baked flavour.” – Herald Sun  “The Elixir of Love is documented in an abundance of recordings with vocal prowess, but it’s here on the stage that the opera truly sparkles and will stick with you like a dag sticks to sheep.” – Herald Sun