Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with

Rustan Commercial Corporation and the Philippine-Italian Association

under the Auspices of the Italian Embassy



October 7, 2017 | 8:00 PM (Saturday Gala)

October 8, 2017 | 3:00 PM (Sunday Matinee)

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)



First performed in Milan at the Teatro della Canobbiana in 1832, “L’Elisir d’Amore” is the most often performed of Donizetti’s compositions and has been continuously in the global opera repertoire. Set in a tiny hamlet in the Basque region of Spain towards the latter 18th century, the plot involves a down-to-earth worker, Nemorino, who falls for Adina, a beautiful yet indifferent landowner. Enter Belcore, a belligerent military man who seeks Adina’s hand. The plot thickens with the whisperings of Adina’s friend, Gianetta. A wandering quack doctor, Dulcamara, intercedes on behalf of the lovestruck peasant with the eponymous bottle of romance.


This opera is presented in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations between Italy and the Philippines. Leading the cast is soprano Elena Monti returns to the CCP stage as the beautiful and wealthy Adina. David Ponseca Astorga plays Nemorino, the poor but kind-hearted country lad who wins her love, with the help of the magic potion or “elixir” sold by the quack Doctor Dulcamara, played by Francesco Vultaggio. Byeong-In Park is the conceited Sergeant Belcore, with special guest soprano Rachelle Gerodias as Gianetta. Maestro Ruggero Barbieri conducts.


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