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Elisir d'amore 1954Iskoldoff Italian Opera Company

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Donizetti's gentle comic masterpiece was not well known at this time, though La Scala had brought a well-received production to Covent Garden in 1950. This was a welcome revival by the Italian company that toured Britain every year under the management of Eugene Iskoldoff. They were to be commended for their enterprise. They also brought Massenet's Manon in addition to the inevitable Trovatore, Traviata and Bohème.

When L'elisir returned three years later it was an altogether diifferent event, and the opera's reputation was transformed - but that was La Scala at the Festival with Giuseppe de Stefano as Nemorino. And the others weren't half bad ertither.

Cast details from OperaScotland's copy of the programme for 22 October  and tour reports in Opera.

Performance Cast

Adina a wealthy farm owner

Margherita Carosio

Jeda Valtriani (Oct 22)

Nemorino a young peasant

Carlo Zampighi

Ermanno Lorenzi

Fernando Bandera (Oct 22)

Belcore a sergeant

Guido Mazzini

Dulcamara a quack doctor

Arturo La Porta

Giannetta a peasant girl

Maria Teresa Bertasi

Performance DatesElisir d'amore 1954

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

12 Oct, 19.30 14 Oct, 19.30 22 Oct, 19.30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

27 Oct, 14.30

King's Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

3 Nov, 14.30

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