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Elixir of Love - Donitzetti - Lancaster Grand Theatre - Saturday 22 March 2008
Adina - Sarah Helsby-Hughes ______ Gianetta - Samantha Chambers ________ Marietta - Serenna Wagner
Nemorino - Nick Hardy ____________ Belcore - Francis Church _______________ Dulcamara - Richard Woodall
Producer/Conductor - Chris Gill _____ Director - Dean Taylor
This performance was the culmination of a succesful tour of historical venues in which Sarah Helsby-Hughes and Serenna Wagner shared the roles of Adina and Marietta to equal acclaim.


Nemorino, a simple Italian peasant lad, has fallen in love with wealthy landowner, Adina. But her head is firmly turned by the arrival of army sergeant Belcore in the village. Nemorino enlists the help of travelling quack doctor Dulcamara and his mysterious Elixir of Love but then has to enlist with his rival to pay for it! Things come to a head when the regiment is given its marching orders and wedding plans are accelerated. Meanwhile Nemorino is suddenly attracting the ladies. Could it be the Elixir?

Heritage Opera is a professional opera company performing in historic venues across the UK: http://www.heritageopera.co.uk/

" ..it seems Lancashire has at last acquired a high-quality opera company of its own." Opera Now July/August 2008

Lanchashire Evening Post's review - http://www.lep.co.uk/theatrereviews/The-Elixir-of-Love-.3909223.jp

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