Newtownabbey, Belfast, Omagh, Enniskillen and Armagh in the tour.

Anna Patalong and John Molloy in rehearsal

Anthony Flaum and members of the female chorus in rehearsal

NI Opera’s tour of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore opened on September 27th in Newtownabbey, and from there it will move to Belfast, Omagh, Enniskillen and Armagh.

 Donizetti’s ever-popular romantic comedy is a tale of passion, deception, and the triumph of love. It is famous for its spellbinding music and arias, which include the much-loved “Una furtiva lagrima”.

The opera tells the story of the besotted Nemorino, hopelessly in love with the beautiful but haughty Adina. When the sly Dr Dulcamara arrives peddling his quack remedies, Nemorino is fooled into believing that a love potion can help him win the girl of his dreams…

This brand new production features a wonderful cast of British and Irish singers led by Anna Patalong (making her first NI Opera appearance in the same season as her Royal Opera Covent Garden debut) and John Molloy (who last sang with NI Opera in The Bear), as well as the Ulster Orchestra conducted by David Brophy (RTÉ Concert Orchestra Principal Conductor).

Co-production with Opera Theatre Company. Sung in English.
Conductor: David Brophy, with the Ulster Orchestra
Director: Oliver Mears
Set Designer: Annemarie Woods
Costume Designer: Ilona Karas
Lighting Designer: Kevin Treacy

 NI Tour, 27 September – 11 October
Adina: Anna Patalong
Dulcamara: John Molloy
Nemorino: Anthony Flaum
Belcore: James McOran-Campbell
Gianetta: Sarah Reddin


September 27 at 7.45pm – The Theatre at The Mill, Newtownabbey
Tickets £14 – £18 (student tickets £5 / other concessions available).
Box office 028 9034 0202 /

September 30 & October 1 at 7.45pm – the MAC, Belfast
Tickets £12 – £22 (concessions available).
Box office 028 9023 5053 /

October 3 at 8.00pm – Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
Tickets £18 (£14 concessions / student tickets £5).
Box office 028 8224 7831 /

October 10 at 8.00pm – Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen
Tickets £18 (£14 concessions / student tickets £5).
Box office 028 6632 5440 /

October 11 at 8.00pm – Market Place Theatre, Armagh
Tickets £18 (£14 concessions / student tickets £5).
Box office 028 3752 1821 /


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