L'elisir d'amore will be directed by Cesare Lieve, making his first appearance at the NNTT. There is great anticipation to see Lieve's rendering of this melodramma. Conducting will be Paolo Olmi, a man known for his masterful work in Italian opera. It will be Olmi's first return to the NNTT since 2002, some eight years ago. The role of Adina will be played by Tatiana Lisnic, who has worked with the Wiener Staatsoper as a permanent and guest artist since 2003. In the role of Nemorino will be Joseph Calleja, an artist currently performing in the great opera houses of Europe and scheduled soon to perform at New York's Metropolitan Opera.