L’elisir d’amore – Sunday Telegraph “Hottest Ticket – Book Now”
Daily Mail ‘Pick of the Country House Opera Festivals’
A NEW IFORD ARTS PRODUCTION SUNG IN ENGLISH
August 31 | September 3 | 6 | 7
* Under 18s go free (See below)
Gates open at 5.30pm for picnics
Performances start at 7.30pm
Estimated curtain down at 10pm
Interval 30 minutes
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Conductor: Oliver Gooch
Director: James Hurley
Orchestra: CHROMA Chamber Ensemble
Beyond doubt this is Donizetti’s comic masterpiece and an absolute gem L’elisir d’amore is a favourite! It is impossible not to empathise with the bashful village boy Nemorino (whose aria ‘a furtive tear’ must be one of the most popular tenor arias of all time). He is besotted with the wealthy Adina but she rejects him. His desperation deepens when Adina apparently falls for a handsome man in a uniform. In abject misery he turns to the dreadful and dazzling quack Dr Dulcamara for a love potion….
In the stunning grounds of Belcombe Court, rarely open to the public and of historical importance, Iford Arts will create an entirely new production, in the round, in a stupendous geodesic dome, seating up to 240, made by The Dome Company whose clients include The Serpentine Gallery, National Theatre and more.
Developed in the 18th Century in neo-classical ‘Picturesque’ style, the gardens and parkland of the Grade 1 listed Georgian house Belcombe Court contain the original features of a grotto, rotunda and a ruined ‘temple’, constructed during the same period as those at Stourhead. The four acres of landscaped gardens include lawns, an ornamental pond with Koi carp, box and yew topiary and fine specimen trees with views extending across the valley.
* Under 18s go free at Iford Arts Opera at Belcombe Court. T & C’s apply, Under 16s must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult. Min age 12+. Subject to availability. Please contact Bath Box Office for more information Tel: 01225 463 362