Fabulous Anna Netrebko in L´elisir d'amore
It was Repremiere on the good production of Gaetano Donizettis opera L´Elisir d´Amore (1832)at the Opera Bastille in Paris, Saturday October 10th. A production which was premiered in 2007 and where our chiefcritic mr. Henning Høholt gave it outstanding critic. Now with a partly new cast headed by the outstanding Anna Netrebko in the leading female role, and it was good. She played and song the role outstanding. Giuseppe Filianoti sung Nemorino, and that was wonderful. His aria “Una Furtiva Lagrima” was a hit, as also the audience appreciated very much. George Petean was a good Belcore. As Il Dottore Dulcamara Paolo Gavanelli, he has a great base voice, but unfortunately he couldn´t find the same tempo as the conductor so it didn´t sound well.
The staging is wonderful by Laurent Pelly, who in addition is responsible for the costumes. The good idea for the decoration, specially the haystack, is Chantal Thomas and Joël Adam is handling the light. Paolo Arrivabeni is the conductor. When an old opera (1832) in this elegant way is renewed closer to our days it is functioning very well and in this way renewing can be successfully, and still not spoiling the original musical idea from the composer’s side.
This history could have been happening today. After the premiere in 2007, our chief cirtic Henning Høholt was writing the following critic, which I complety can agree in:
EXTRAORDINARY GOOD L´ELISIR D´AMORE AT BASTILLE