Opéra National de Paris
Simon Phillips’ much-loved production comes to Western Australia for the first time. Its Australian outback setting is perfect for this ‘absolute corker’ of a story. The charm of The Elixir of Love (L’ elisir d’amore) is a deeper story about money, romance and true love. The dreamer is the boy, Nemorino (literally “little nobody”), who finds the courage to declare his love for Adina. He discovers that he is loved in return, not for his money or status, but for his sweet nature. Adina finds that love can win over pride.