In the village where Nemorino suffers, a detachment of soldiers led by brave sergeant Belcor (solemn baritone, a couple of notes — and all his women) solemnly enters. On the spot, he offers Adina a hand and a heart (plus a voice).
Nemorino is alarmed (and we, too - surely Adina will prefer to the first tenor of the village of an outside baritone-militarist ?!). And the girl just chuckles: "Love is madness! Heal from her, Nemorino! This one is so easy!"
There is a terrible stir in the village (everyone sings!). A strange and mysterious Dr. Dulcamara appears (a very mobile bass). He heals from disease and adversity with the help of a miraculous elixir. "Heaven sent him to me!" - Nemorino rejoices.
Having tasted a drink (just a young wine, between us speaking), Nemorino becomes cheerful and self-confident (the voice sounds beautiful!). Adina does not recognize the former sufferer-klutz. Is Nemorino so quickly recovered from love? Well, we'll see. The plan of revenge quickly ripens in Adina’s head (oh, these sopranos with the full range!).
Sergeant Belcore continues the siege of Adina (baritones are always so stubborn). An unexpected order of the detachment - to leave the village - speeds up the events: Adina surrenders, the wedding will take place today (hurray! There will be a big ensemble!). Only not today, Nemorino pleads, because the magic drink will begin to work tomorrow. The whole village is making fun of Nemorino (and what to do, because he has only a voice, and Belcore also has a sword, which shines so brightly in the sun!).INTERMISSION
The regimental orchestra thunders. Songs! Dancing! Wedding!
But a nonsweet wedding cake Adine. She dreamed of how Nemorino would choke on this masterpiece of cooking, filling him with burning tears. And his trace was gone (probably, someone sings his serenades). To Belcore's surprise, Adina is in no hurry to sign the marriage contract.
... Poor Nemorino relies only on the magic elixir (and not on his own voice - the tenor is often unsure of himself). But where to get money to buy another bottle, but it would be better if two or three?
Suddenly, the money is offered by the hated rival (renders, baritones are also low). Nemorino must become a soldier - by signing a contract, he gets the coveted scanty. Adina is worth such a sacrifice. He will achieve her love even for an hour!
... Oh, women! They always know everything first. Janette (also a full-range soprano, convinced that she should sing to Adina) reports amazing news: Nemorino became a millionaire! (the ultimate dream is a tenor and also a millionaire). His uncle died and left all his fortune to his beloved nephew (we would have such relatives with you).
Filled to the brim with a love drink, Nemorino with astonishment finds himself in charming surroundings. “What happened to the girls? Did the elixir begin to act?” Nemorino thinks. “And Adina is here! Well, let her know what real, not book love is!”
Adina is ready for anything to return the love of Nemorino. Dulcamara offers Adine a magic drink. Not! (soprano will not drop to dope!). Adina is confident in her charms.
... The night is melting ... The stars are extinguished ... Nemorino dreams (sings his famous romance). Adina listens to the singing of Nemorino and cries with happiness.
- Find out, Nemorino, I love you! Here is your receipt, you will not go to any army (even to the military ensemble)!
Nemorino is happy! He is sure that he was helped by a love drink. In the midst of love confessions appears Belcor. The sergeant does not suffer too much because of Adine’s treason: “Thousands of women dream of love Belcore!” (such baritones do not roll on the road!).
All together praise the Doctor and his love potion! (and, of course, the Opera and the great maestro Donizetti!)