The Elixir of Love

Gaetano Donizetti

In one of the most endearing Italian comic operas, a love-struck country bumpkin sets out to win a feisty socialite’s heart, aided by a “magic” potion (it’s wine!) and a doctor of dubious credentials. Donizetti’s light-hearted comedy bubbles with effervescent arias and charm as the elixir causes as many problems as it solves.

Preliminary run time of 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 20 minute intermission. Late seating occurs 14 minutes into the opera.

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.


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