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Opera Cheat Sheet

Opera Cheat Sheet: Lâ’Elisir dâ’Amore

Listen to our quick overview of Gaetano Donizetti's gentle comedy L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love), this week’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast airing Saturday at noon here on Classical 91.7.



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In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7’s program director St.John Flynn and opera expert Eric Skelly discuss Donizetti’s 1832 popular (number 13 on the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide in the five seasons between 2008 and 2013!) comic opera L’Elisir d’Amore, the story of Adina and Nemorino and the love they come to share thanks to a bottle of cheap wine! 

You can hear the Metropolitan Opera‘s production of L’Elisir d’Amore Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at