Rolando Villazón's "L'Elisir d'Amore" in the Wild West

Rolando Villazón's "L'Elisir d'Amore" in the Wild West

Behind the Scenes

Production Date: 01/05/2021
29 Min

Go behind the scenes as Rolando Villazón prepares his ambition production of Donizetti's L'elisir for the 2012 Whitsun Festival in Baden-Baden. With an complex play-within-a-play concept, relocating the work to the set of a 1940s Wild West film, the staging offers multiple new challenges for cast, crew and director, all of which are examined in this fascinating document charting the production process from start to finish.

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass-Baritone), Regula Mühlemann (Soprano), Miah Persson (Soprano), Roman Trekel (Baritone), Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Pablo Heras-Casado

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