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32nd Macao International Music Festival Grand Opening:
L’Elisir d’Amore
Opera in Two Acts by Gaetano Donizetti

Date: 28-09-2018, 30-09-2018 Friday and Sunday 8pm

Venue: Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium

Production/Zurich Opera House
Conductor/Ralf Weikert

Among the Western operas, which always reflect the vicissitudes of life and every phenomenon on earth, Italian comic opera is widely popular due to its refreshing, lively and easy-to-understand nature. Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) is one of the three great masters of Italian opera in the first half of 19th Century and has shaped deep-seated traditions for Italian operatic and vocal art with his remarkable and appealing vocal melodies, exquisite and detailed character portrayal as well as intense dramatic composition. His L’Elisir d’Amore (“The Elixir of Love”), an opera in two acts, was the most frequently performed work at that time, and has remained continually in the international opera repertory.

To commemorate the 170th anniversary of the death of Donizetti, the Macao International Music Festival will kick off with the timeless Elixir of Love in a production by the famous Zurich Opera House. Vibrant and renowned opera singers will enlighten us about the magical power of love amidst the magnificent music by this great Italian composer!

Performed in Italian with surtitles in Chinese, Portuguese and English

Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one interval