Irish National Opera presents ​Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore The Elixir of Love

4 June 2025
Tickets: €15 - €80 + Facility Fee

Can the humble Nemorino win the heart of the sophisticated Adina? He is taken in by the dubious Dr Dulcamara and swallows the elixir of love. Adina, meanwhile, discovers the only true elixir. A romantic comedy with heart and humour.  

Irish National Opera’s new production of L’elisir d’amore has all the ingredients of a perfect romantic comedy, a young man in love, a dubious elixir, heartache, and plenty of obstacles. Donizetti’s score takes audiences from tender heartfelt serenades like "Una furtiva lagrima" to exuberant energetic ensembles. All brought to life by star soprano Claudia Boyle as Adina, US tenor Duke Kim (Faust 2023 ) as Nemorino and John Molloy as the outlandish rogue “doctor” Dulcamara. Baritone Gianluca Margheri (Bajazet 2022) is Belcore and soprano Deirdre Higgins is Adina’s friend Giannetta.  

L’elisir d’amore is conducted by Erina Yashima and directed by Cal McCrystal with set and costume design by Sarah Bacon and features the Irish National Opera orchestra and chorus. 

L’elisir d’amore is sung in Italian with English surtitles