Action happens before World War II in the Italian province.
Adina, the darling and the whimsical coquette, as a rule, rejects those who loves her. Ingenuous Nemorino sighs and admires Adina, vainly trying to express her the feelings. But the brilliant uniform of the sergeant Belcore makes success, and Adina promises to marry him.
But the pipe blows and there is cunning Dulkamara. That only he offers the gathered crowd! With shy hope Nemorino is interested, whether there is no love drink at Dulkamara? Of course, "the seller of air" has everything. Having received ordinary wine in the form of the magic elixir, Nemorino feels at once his action. The affected indifference which he represents now, forces to pay Adina to him attention. Moreover! With Nemorino all girls around suddenly began to coquet! Nemorino and Adian aren't known simply that the hearing about rich inheritance which was left by Nemorino his died uncle was already carried. Special attention of competitors forces Adina to be jealous.
But the wedding with Belcore is already appointed! Perhaps, one more portion of love drink will help? To have money for its purchase, Nemorino registers in soldiers. And here, at last, Adina finds out that for one her favorable look Nemorino is ready to sell the freedom and risks life. Only now this beauty starts understanding the price of true love.
It is time to work resolutely! And Adina redeems Nemorino from soldiers from the sergeant Belcore. Everything is settled and comes to the end with holiday. And Dulkamara, of course, attributes all surprises of love and unexpected inheritance to the unusual art.
Vitality of situations, vivacity of provisions of this work allowed directors of theeperformance to transfer action time for century forward, and also for fun to attribute to names of heroes the surname of famous figures of the Italian art.