The Elixir of Love
January 27–February 4, 2024
MUSIC BY GAETANO DONIZETTI
LIBRETTO BY FELICE ROMANI
Wine a little, laugh a lot!
When young villager Nemorino’s dream of winning the beautiful Adina’s heart is on the rocks, he turns to a traveling purveyor of patent medicines and California citrus in search of a love potion. After drinking every last drop of an unusually zesty “elixir,” Nemorino feels his luck might just turn around. This heartwarming comedy with notes of sincerity (and a twist of fresh orange juice) embodies all the richness of Donizetti’s artistry and is simply too good to keep bottled up!
Sung in Italian with English captions projected above the stage.
Runs approximately 2 hr 30 minutes with 1 intermission.
Cast & Creative TeamLearn More
Composer BiographyLearn More
With nearly 70 operas to his credit, Gaetano Donizetti was the leading Italian composer in the decade between Vincenzo Bellini’s death and the ascent of Giuseppe Verdi. Donizetti was born in the northern Italian city of Bergamo to an impoverished family…
As workers rest in the shade, Nemorino secretly admires the beautiful Adina reading aloud from “Tristan and lsolda.” She bursts out laughing at the thought of anyone using a love potion to win someone’s heart…
Meet The ArtistsRead More
Gaetano Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love is one of the most popular opera works in the repertoire for good reason. This playful comedy is brought to life by the characters, Adina and Nemorino. We are lucky to have Vanessa Becerra and Andrew Stenston as two of our incredible principal singers in this production!
DIGITAL PROGRAMVIEW NOW
Check out the digital program for The Elixir of Love! Read up on all the people and planning that made this production possible.
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Get to know the cast and creative team with a variety of videos from behind the scenes interviews to studio session performances!