Below are four photographs of the young (and beardless) Luciano Pavarotti as Nemorino in the 1969 production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore at the San Francisco Opera . The photos were kindly supplied by the eminent opera photographer Robert Cahen. The Dulcamara pictured with Pavarotti is the late bass Sesto Brusantini (1919-2003). Reri Grist (b 1932) is Adina in the photo above the title.

Bruscantini and Pavarotti 1

Bruscantin Pavarotti 2

Bruscantin Pavarotti 3

Bruscantin Pavarotti 4