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The Elixir of Love

Venue: Opera di Firenze

 
Opera di Firenze
Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 7
Firenze
 
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The Elixir of Love
Wed 10 July 2019
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The Elixir of Love
Fri 12 July 2019
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The Elixir of Love
Wed 17 July 2019
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Synopsis

 

Act 1

Nemorino, a poor peasant, is in love with Adina, a beautiful landowner, who torments him with her indifference. When Nemorino hears Adina reading to her workers the story of Tristan and Isolde, he is convinced that a magic potion will help him to gain Adina's love. The self-important Sergeant Belcore appears with his regiment and immediately sets about courting Adina in front of everyone. Nemorino becomes anxious (although, Adina meanwhile secretly derides Belcore's complacency) and, alone with Adina, reveals his love for her. Yet Adina rebuffs him, saying she wants a different lover every day and following her example would do Nemorino better. Nemorino declares that his feelings will never change. The travelling quack doctor, Dulcamara (the self-proclaimed Dr. Encyclopedia), arrives, selling his bottled cure-all to the townspeople. Nemorino innocently asks Dulcamara if he has any of Isolde's love potion. Despite failing to recognise the name 'Isolde', Dulcamara's commercial talents nevertheless enable him to sell a bottle of the cure-all - in reality only cheap Bordeaux wine - to Nemorino, withdrawing all his savings.

To make a safe escape, Dulcamara tells Nemorino the potion needs 24 hours to take effect — by which time, the doctor will be long gone. Nemorino drinks the potion in a haste in order to watch the effect tomorrow. Emboldened by the "elixir" (in fact, drunk), Nemorino feigns indifference when he encounters Adina, as he expects that the elixir will facilitate his conquest of Adina the following day. She becomes increasingly annoyed; perhaps she has feelings for Nemorino after all? Belcore returns and proposes marriage to Adina. Still riled by Nemorino and wishing to give him a lesson, Adina falsely promises to marry Belcore in six days' time. Yet Nemorino only laughs in response: such confidence is sustained in the belief in the magic potion. However, when Belcore learns that his regiment must leave the next morning, Adina promises to marry him before his departure. This of course panics Nemorino, who cries out for Dr. Dulcamara to come to his aid. Adina, meanwhile, invites everyone to the wedding.

 

Act 2

Adina and Belcore's wedding party is in full swing. Dr. Dulcamara encourages Adina to sing a duet with him to entertain the guests. The notary arrives to make the marriage official. Adina is annoyed to see that Nemorino has not appeared, for the whole deal has been intended only to punish him. While everyone goes to witness the signing of the wedding contract, Dulcamara stays behind, helping himself to food and drink. Having seen the notary, Nemorino appears, depressed, as he believes that he has lost Adina. He sees Dulcamara and frantically begs him for a more powerful, faster-acting elixir. Although Dulcamara is proud to boast of his philanthropy, upon discovering that Nemorino now has no money he changes his tune and marches off, refusing to supply him anything. Belcore emerges, musing about why Adina has suddenly put off the wedding and signing of the contract. He spots Nemorino and asks his rival why he is depressed. When Nemorino says he needs cash, Belcore suggests joining the army, as he'll receive funds on the spot. Belcore tries to excite Nemorino with tales of military life, while Nemorino only thinks of getting the potion and thus winning Adina, if only for a day before departure. Belcore produces a contract, which Nemorino signs in return for the money. Nemorino privately vows to rush and buy more potion, while Belcore muses about how sending Nemorino off to war has so easily dispatched his rival.

After the two men have left, Giannetta gossips with the women of the village. Swearing them all to secrecy, she reveals that Nemorino's uncle has just died and left his nephew a large fortune. However, neither Nemorino nor Adina is yet aware of this. Nemorino enters, having spent his military signing bonus on - and consumed - a large amount of the fake elixir from Dr. Dulcamara. Hoping to share his fortune, the women approach Nemorino with overly friendly greetings. So out of character is this that Nemorino takes it as proof of the elixir's efficacy. Adina sees Nemorino with the women, is rattled by his newfound popularity, and asks Dr. Dulcamara for an explanation. Unaware that Adina is the object of Nemorino's affection, Dulcamara explains that Nemorino spent his last penny on the elixir and joined the army for money to get more, so desperate was he to win the love of some unnamed cruel beauty. Adina immediately recognises Nemorino's sincerity, regrets her behaviour and realises that she has loved Nemorino all along. Although Dulcamara seizes the opportunity to try to sell her some of his potion to win back Nemorino, Adina declares that she has full confidence in her own powers of attraction.

Nemorino appears alone, pensive, reflecting on a tear he saw in Adina's eye when he was ignoring her earlier. Solely based on that, he convinces himself that Adina loves him. She enters and asks why he has chosen to join the army and leave the village. When Nemorino explains that he was seeking a better life, Adina responds that he is loved and that she has purchased back his military contract from Sergeant Belcore. She offers the cancelled contract to Nemorino and reassures him that, if he stays, he will be happy. As he takes the contract, Adina turns to leave. Nemorino believes she is abandoning him and flies into a desperate fit, vowing that if he is not loved he might as well go off and die a soldier. Deeply moved by his fidelity, Adina finally declares that she will love Nemorino forever. Nemorino is ecstatic. Adina begs him to forgive her, which he does with a kiss. Belcore returns to see Nemorino and Adina in an embrace. When Adina explains that she loves Nemorino, the Sergeant takes the news in stride, noting that there are plenty of other women in the world. Adina and Nemorino learn about the inheritance from his uncle. Dulcamara returns and boasts of the success of his elixir: Nemorino is now not only loved but also rich. He exults in the boost this will bring to the sales of his product. As he prepares to leave, everyone queues up to buy the elixir and hails Dulcamara as a great physician.

 
Program details
 

Conductor: Fabrizio Maria Carminati
Director: Pier Francesco Maestrini
Scenes: Juan Guillermo Nova
Costumes: Luca Dall’Alpi
Light Designer: Bruno Ciulli


Adina: Laura Giordano
Nemorino: Alessandro Scotto Di Luzio
Belcore: Biagio Pizzuti
Dulcamara: Marco Filippo Romano
Giannetta: Maria Rita Combattelli
Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Choir director: Lorenzo Fratini

 
Venue
 
Opera di Firenze
 

The project for the new Opera di Firenze was realised on a part of the city that, until now, was marginal, which today hosts important and prestigious public institutions. The area provided for its construction is along the line that separates the Florence  "green" (the Cascine park starts precisely from via Fratelli Roselli), from the historical and central part of Florence. In this way the project plays a delicate integration role between the different parts of the city. This ambitious objective was achieved through the realization of a vast system of open areas that are pedestrian accessable and at various points link up, putting in process the new spaces for the two auditoriums and outdoor cavea. The system of the artificial stage, established from the building's accessable roofing, connects with that natural of the Cascine through an inclined pedestrian level that south west crosses the Macinante channel.  The grouping together of these spaces and locations expressly dedicated to music, describes a site of great urban and scenic value, a system of terraces and open spaces bluntly "Tuscan", destined to unite town planning, architectural and visual with the immediate surrounding buildings and the entire city of Florence.


 

On a local context scale, the new project is designed to realise a large European class cultural complex, the Park of Music and Culture, containing the auditorium's awe inspiring spaces and services connected with the important pre-existing Leopolda, even to establish a new urban centrality dedicated to cultural and musical activities, giving at the same time response to a functional set up and a symbolic complex.

 

On an architectural scale, the project is designed to guarantee the best attributes of a first class musical complex, through a performance range of extreme distinction and absolute excellence at the opera and concert level, from chamber to rock, in a flexible and multi-purpose complex with multiple potential.

 

The principal design is inspired by an architectural clarity: a sort of large platform, an inclined plinth where the two large halls music are inserted and the enigmatic volume of the tower. A project that presents a majestic massività, moderated by the existence of a dense network of internal and external paths consisting of ramps, terraces and enclosed spaces, that, dimensioned on a human scale, returns the project to the architectural scale conformity. All the internal public spaces are serviced from the sweeping foyer, which is accessable through the area below the  large urban projecting roof or, coming from Parco delle Cascine, through the glass wall underneath the inclined space of the large hall.

 

The cavea is able to contain more than 2,000 spectators. It is positioned on the theatre's roof, an integration and conclusion of the extended system of squares, terraces and lookouts. Its usage however is not only relegated to the temporary nature of performances, but is extended throughout the entire day, seasons and year. Its terraces of "stone" are designed as real and actual "urban living rooms", alternated with sections treated to small gardens, offering a use continuous and free to the public. The adjoining bar-cafeteria-restaurant complex supports the structure's function adapted to an 'en plein air' lifestyle.  The cavea's location at the base of the large tower's mass also provides additional structural functionality, finding on the large wall above a vast surface for projections, able to sustain any large spectacular event.

 

The large hall of 1,800 seats is contained inside an inclined stereo-metric space, intergrated within the inclined ascending floor.

 

The form adopted is "horseshoe", traditional but innovative in its design influence, contained between the two  perimiteral distribution bands of stairs and ramps, that ensure a distribution function and contribute to the detachment of the walls from the casing, for an improved acoustic output.

 

The realization of the new Opera House fitted out with the most innovative and technical scenery equipment and the endowment of a modern and efficient auditorium established for the city of Florence, the indispensable premise of belonging to the international circuit of cultured music, be it for the performance of classical and contemporary music, where Italy has historically held undisputed supremacy. The shape of the hall is conceived, as for a musical instrument, with the objective to ensure the best acoustic result.

 

The hall's arrangement includes a broad stalls area, directly accessible from the foyer, and only a single balcony level, accessible from the distribution system along the hall. In the two lateral portions, obtained from the continuation of the balcony level towards the stage, there are boxes, with a small area located behind for the reception of guests.

 

The stage, conforming in shape and dimensions to international standards, is designed to accommodate at the centre of the stage the performance and in the two side pockets, up to two stagings ready to be moved during the intervals. The handling of the scenery occurs horizontally through the use of mobile platforms that are mounted on trolleys.

 

Another unique aspect of the new Opera House of Florence comes from the stage's dimensional flexibility, that can accommodate theatrical performances with a stage depth double that permitted by traditional Italian and European theaters.

 

In the new project we are systematically striving to overcome the false dialectic between antique and new, between classic and modern, in the belief that architecture can reconquer the debate with context and history, beyond styles, through the ability to recontextualise work through materials, colours and textures. The Cipollino marble that covers the volumes of the new theatrical complex; the baked enamel of the great "urban lantern" of the tower; the gold used for the curved walls of the large and majestic foyer are all materials, textures and colours belonging to the historical tradition of Medician architecture.


THEATRE SPACES 

 

SPACE FOR THEATRICAL ACTIVITIES  - 21186.09 sqm

PUBLIC SPACE  - 13301.60 sqm

DEPOSITS - 2198.58 sqm

OFFICES - 2711.32 sqm

ROOMS TECHNICAL - 5651.50 sqm

UNDERGROUND PARKING - sqm 1.2394,0

NET TOTAL SURFACE - 57443.09 sqm

THEATRE OPERA - total room capacity: 1800 seats

Stage "T" surface - 2,624 sqm
Main Stage - 416 sqm
Proscenium - 18x12 - 14x8
Orchestra pit 45 sqm - 108-150

AUDITORIUM - capacity: 1100 seats

OUTDOOR CAVEA  - capacity : 2000 seats

Overall volume mc. 360,000

 
 
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