As with all the work made in response to Tom’s two years, as Associate Artist at Glyndebourne, a donation is made to Glyndebourne’s Young Artist programme from the sale of this woodcut.
Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, The Elixir of Love, eventually brings Adina and her adoring Nemorino together. It is an unusual partnership in that his simplicity and her sophistication, until he inherits the fortune, funnily enough seems incongruous. At the end of the opera they do seem genuinely very in love. In this image the couple are depicted quite directly to Glyndebourne’s iconic production where Nemorino was cast as an electrician in his overalls while Adina wore much fancier clothes than the rest of the female inhabitants of the hilltop town. -TH