In the theater, "St. Petersburg Chamber Opera" is actively preparing for another season premiere - opera "Elixir of Love", the author of which is the well-known composer Gaetano Donizetti, and put it on the stage of this theater director Yuri Alexandrov. Appeal to the work of Donizetti's become a tradition for this director - this will be the seventh ozhivotvorёnnym opera masterpiece, which will receive from his hand breath of modernity.
According to Alexandrov, the story of "love potions" does not have the space or the timing: it is easy to imagine in the classical robes, and in today's realities. So he looks to the younger generation, speak the language which he understands, seeks dialogue with them, and share their revelations. The plot of the play is close to the famous legend of Tristan and Isolde, and will not leave anyone indifferent - is hopelessly in love with Nemorino, trying to cause reciprocal feelings in windy beauty with the "magic" of the beverage.
Can I force myself to fall in love someone else? What is the nature of human emotions? Why is she still responded to him in return? At the premiere, which will take place on 19 and 20 May 2016, the viewer will have enough time to reflect on these issues together with the statement of the characters ...
Director: Yu Alexandrov
Actors: Actors Theatre of St. Petersburg Opera
Premiere: May 19-20, 2016
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes with one intermission.