Pride and Prudence - italiensk opera
If there is no problem, there is no story, and if there is no story – there is no drama! So what is the problem?
Well, Nemorino is in love with Adina. As it happens Adina is in love with Nemorino as well, she just doesn´t know it. Or…maybe she is too proud to admit it. Or… perhaps she just wants to keep her options open?! Nemorino is after all the only man at the office apart from the Big Boss. And there must be a few others out there. Luckily a “Doctor” of a sort turns up with a magic potion which has the power to solve almost any problem. Nemorino buys it with his last money. Whether it is a magic or not, or indeed if there even is such a thing as magic and miracles, it has its´ effect. The tables are turned!
However, once the first problem is solved and the heroine yields to her hearts desire, the second problem appears. The Big Boss has no intention of allowing the young couple to be happy together. He wants to get married himself. But he is a prudent man who wants a prudent bride. Luckily the “good” Doctor is back to help the young heroine (who looks slightly different now, but is really more or less the same, but for the change of name). Alas one can not live on love alone, the couple needs the old mans blessing (and possibly his money). But the scheme is a dangerous one and many things can go wrong. This time it is for the heroine to learn some tricks of the trade from the “Magical Doctor” in order to achieve her goal.
How it ends, you will have to conjure up yourselves. For we shall leave you hanging in the air…
Music from L ´elisir d´amore and Don Pasquale.
Dulcamara – Joachim Isaksen
Nemorino – Henrique Lencaster
Adina – Maria Mendes
Don Pasquale – Einar Stefánsson
Malatesta – Eric Korsnes
Norina – Ana Maria Da Silva Rosa
Mira Bartov, regissør
Olesya Tutova, klaver