It appears that Hitty Phoebe has developed quite the ear for the Opera. Fortunately for her Opera at the Met in New York is broadcast every Saturday on Radio Three. Yesterday it was Donzietti's L'elisir d'amore 'The Elixor of Love'
Of course once Hitty Phoebe learnt that any discerning Opera listener would have to don pearls, she promptly put in a request for 'Opera Pearls'...and was delighted to be able to wear them last night.
She was completely enthralled by this two act opera that is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti's operas. It first premiered on 12th May 1832 and between the years of 1838 and 1848 was the most often performed opera in Italy.