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From L’elisir d’amore, Act II, Scene 2
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Lyric Soprano
Original key F Major
Language Italian
Composer Gaetano Donizetti 1797 – 1848
Poet Felice Romani 1788 – 1865
Range Prendi per me sei libero

Prendi, per me sei libero, a setting by Felice Romani, was composed by Gaetano Donizetti in 1832 (F Major) and premiered the same year. This aria is part of Act II of his L’elisir d’amore.

Aged 35 in 1832, Donizetti composed L’elisir d’amore at the height of his maturity and talent. Since his opera Anna Bologna written in 1830, he has become an internationally acclaimed composer and his works, especially his opera buffas, were among the most staged operas across Europe. Donizetti had a special attachment to the libretto as it echoed a personal event in his life: he was lucky enough to escape military service thanks to a rich woman buying him his rights to avoid it.

Act I opens on Nemorino, a poor peasant in love with a beautiful landowner, Adina. When soldiers arrive and the Sergeant starts courting Adina, Nemorino becomes afraid and finds the courage to declare his love to her. Adina however rejects his love and Nemorino is left saddened and distressed. When a quack doctor Dulcamara arrives in town, Nemorino buys him a love potion with all his savings on the promise it will take effect 24 hours after. He immediately drinks the potion (in reality cheap red wine) and sure of his future success, ignores Adina when she passes by which annoys her grandly. The sergeant Belcore soon asks to marry her and Adina accepts in the hope of giving Nemorino a fright and a lesson. However, Nemorino is still convinced the potion will work and refuses to worry. Belcore, learning his regiment is leaving in the morning asks for the wedding to be advanced and Adina accepts.

Act II opens on the wedding party. As the notary arrives Adina is disappointed to see Nemorino has not come. Nemorino soon appears desperate at the thought of losing Adina; he begs the doctor for a faster potion. The doctor refuses as Nemorino has no money left. Belcore then appears, wondering why Adina has just put off the signing of the wedding contract. When Nemorino asks him for money, he convinces him to join the army as funds are given at the moment of the subscription.
As the two men part, Giannetta reveals to all the women, Nemorino’s oncle has just died and Nemorino is now rich (he and Adina have not yet been informed). When Nemorino’s come back from buying a new potion, the women approach him in the hope of seducing him. Adina, seeing all this is perplexed and the doctor reveals Nemorino’s popularity is thanks to a potion of his own, that he bought, spending all the money he had and even more, in the hope of winning the love of a cruel young woman. Adina realizes all Nomorino has done out of love for her and now understands she loves him too.
When Nemorino appears to her, she asks him why he is joining the army. She reveals to him that she has purchased his military contract back and advises him to stay with the people that love him in her aria: Prendi, per me sei libero.

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