Nemorino is madly in love with the Adina, but he lacks the courage to confess his feelings to her. Oh, if only there was a magical potion that could open Adina's beautiful eyes and let her see Nemorino's undying love! Alas, the travelling salesman Dr. Dulcamara happens to have the necessary concoction in his collection. However, the effect of the potion isn’t quite what Nemorino had in mind... The amusing misunderstandings, portrayed in the opera, will lead one to the conclusion that true love is a celestial force that overcomes all obstacles.
Gaetano Donizetti's comic opera L'elisir d'amore premiered in Milan in 1832. This is the third time it is being staged at the Latvian National Opera.