Nemorino spends his last pennies on a love potion, supplied by the quack Dulcamara, in order to woo Adina. But Adina, irritated by his advances, decides to marry Sgt Belcore instead. Dulcamara offers Nemorino a different potion, which he buys, despite being forced to join the army to pay for it. But it is not the potion, but the death of a rich uncle, that is the eventual cause of Nemorino’s popularity with the local girls
"Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) by Gaetano Donizetti, Translated by Ruth and Thomas Martin is presented under license from G. Schirmer Inc. and Associated Music Publishers, copyright owners."