The Elixir of Love

January 27–February 4, 2024


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.
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Ordway Music Theater
345 Washington St
St Paul, MN 55102

The production of The Elixir of Love has been made possible by the support of YourClassical MPR.

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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…

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