By Francisco Salazar
On August 12, the CortinAteatro will present Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore” for at the Alexander Girardi Hall in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Belluno.
The opera, which made its world premiere in 1832, is celebrating its 190th anniversary and will be presented for the first time in Cortina d’Ampezzo in a co-production with Musincantus, Fondazione Cassamarca, Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, Comune di Treviso, andComune di Villorba.
The production will be directed by Marco Bellussi and will be set in the Basque countries. The melodrama has a rural mountain setting, and the festival notes that that will make it suitable for representation at an altitude of 1200 meters, at Regina delle Dolomiti.
The opera will star Bruno Taddia as Belcore, Leonardo Galeazzi as Dulcamara, Leonardo Cortellazzi as Nemorino, Rosalia Cid as Adina, and Caterina Marchesini as Giannetta.