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Irish National Opera presents Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore


Irish National Opera presents Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore

Sat 7 Jun 2025, 7:30pm

A romantic comedy with heart and humour.


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.

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.

Running time is 2 hours 30 mins including one interval.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

SPECIAL EFFECTS: This production may contain Strobe Lighting, Flashing Lights, Smoke and Haze.

AGE GUIDANCE: Under 16’s must be accompanied by and seated next to a parent/guardian aged 18+

*Performance schedule and times are subject to change and may be affected by illness or events beyond the producers’ or venues’ control. Performers, dates, times, prices, and fees are subject to change without notice.

Tickets €49 | €44 | €34*

*Booking fees may apply

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Cast and Creative Team


Claudia Boyle Adina
Duke Kim Nemorino
Gianluca Margheri Belcore
John Molloy Dr Dulcamara
Deirdre Higgins Giannetta


Erina Yashima Conductor
Cal McCrystal Director
Aoife O’Sullivan Répétiteur

Irish National Opera presents Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore

  • Boyle's sublime voice as wide and full as the ocean

    The Arts Review
  • Duke Kim brings not only a charming yet vulnerable presence but also a natural ease, clarity and appeal of vocal range to the role of lead tenor

    The Irish Times