Elixir of love Act 2 part 2.. grand finale!! 🎼🎵🎵 The curtain opens on Giannetta, one of the smarter girls of the village, speaking to her friends about news that nobody knows yet: Nemorino's uncle has died, leaving all his immense fortune to the boy.
Giannetta tells them to keep this "secret", but in a very Italian style, the word spreads immediately among all the women of the village 😂 only Nemorino and Adina are not aware of it yet.
Nemorino in the meantime has bought more elixir of love (that is actually wine.. do you remember? 😆) and shows up completely drunk.. all the girls immediately perform a proper "assault" on him, hoping to marry him now that he is the richest man in town!
Adina can't believe his eyes while Nemorino, carried away by all his new female suitors, is convinced that this sudden change in all the ladies is the effect of Dulcamara's magic potion!! Once alone, Adina asks Dulcamara an explanation; the "doctor" tells her that Nemorino joined the army to earn some money to buy his magic potions.. all this for a woman he loved.
Adina understands Nemorino's true feelings and realises that his constant and genuine heart has won over her apparent indifference.. at last she can admit to herself that she is in love with him too!! 😀
Nemorino appears, thinking about a tear he saw on Adina' face and based on that he convinces himself that the girl loves him (this happens with "Una furtiva lagrima" that is the most famous aria of this opera) 😊
The two finally meet and, after a brief misunderstanding, declare their mutual love. ❤
Seargent Belcore enters finding them in an embrace, and Adina explains him that she loves Nemorino; the seargent replies that the world is full of women, and he will conquer other thousands of them.. "Thanks to the magic elixir!" states Dulcamara, who enters the scene with his luggage, ready to set off to sell his concotions in other villages 😆
The opera ends with all the villagers celebrating Dulcamara and wishing he will come back soon.. at the end his potion really worked!! 🤣🤣 I hope you enjoyed reading this "storytelling" as much as I enjoyed writing it!!
Two rival queens. Only one can take home the crown and can be the überqueen. What sounds like an episode of @rupaulsdragrace was actually tonight’s performance of Donizettis opera Maria Stuarda @operzuerich
They didn’t lipsynch but most certainly sang for their lives.
Elisabetta, Shante you stay 🎊
Maria Stuart, Sachay away 💀
@diana.damrau gave a great performance as the tragic and proud Queen of Scotland and her final scene was absolutely stunning.
@serena_farnocchia was fantastic as the suspicious and jealous Queen of England.
@breslikpavol was the poor man caught between those rivall queens and enchanted them all with his beautiful voice.
As fun as this bloody tale of revenge and murder is, as bloodless and stale was the production by David Alden. It felt disjointed and shallow with amalgamation of bad opera tropes.
The orchestra performed the score with energy and it was a fun evening.
Total deathcount: 1 Queen