L'amore medico (Doctor Cupid, also known as The Love Doctor) is an opera in two acts by composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. Based on Moliere's comedy L'Amour médecin, the work uses an Italian language libretto by Enrico Golisciani. It premiered on 4 December 1913 at the Hoftheater in Dresden under the title Der Liebhaber als Arzt.
|Role||Voice type||World premiere cast
4 December 1913
|USA premiere cast
25 March 1914
(Conductor: Arturo Toscanini)
|Lucinda, Arnolfo's daughter||soprano||Lucrezia Bori|
|Clitandro, Lucinda's admirer||tenor||Italo Cristalli|
|Lisetta, a servant||soprano||Bella Alten|
|Tomes, a doctor||bass||Léon Rothier|
|Desfonandres, a doctor||bass||Andrés De Segurola|
|Macroton, a doctor||baritone||Robert Leonhardt|
|Bahis, a doctor||tenor||Angelo Badà|
There is no commercially available recording of the whole opera, however the overture and intermezzo are both included in:
Wolf-Ferrari: Orchestral Works, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
- "Almanacco 4 December 1913" (in Italian). AmadeusOnline. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
- "L'Amore Medico' Has Comedy Spirit. Wolf-Ferrari's Opera, Based on Moliere's Fanciful Tale, Sung for First Time in America. Perfection of Ensemble in Singing, Action, and Orchestra Playing. Bori, Alten, Cristalli Heard.". New York Times. March 26, 1914. Retrieved 2010-10-15. "Another new opera was produced at the Metropolitan Opera House last evening for the first time in America, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "L'Amore Medico. ..."
- "Almanacco 25 March 1914" (in Italian). AmadeusOnline. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
- ""L'amore medico" has comedy spirit". New York Times. 26 March 1914. Retrieved 16 October 2010.