The Elixir of Love (Mar. '16)
March 12, 16, 18 and 20, 2016
Passion, Pride and Potions.
Donizetti’s bel canto comedy is a lively, charming tale of a boy, a girl and a love potion. The setting has been reimagined as early 20th-century America in a style reminiscent of Kansas City painter Thomas Hart Benton. Upright and slightly naïve Nemorino is infatuated with beautiful and slightly fickle Adina, who in turn is in the sights of the calculating and slightly devious Sergeant Belcore. Enter snake-oil salesman Dr. Dulcamara, a cheap bottle of wine (or two) and you have a fun and whimsical romp. A beguiling tonic of passion and humor, The Elixir of Love features exhilarating duets as well as the wildly romantic aria, “Una furtiva lagrima,” which will leave you enchanted.
Sung in Italian with English titles.
Appropriate for children 7+
Know Before You Go
Immerse yourself in The Elixir of Love with the resources below:
- A Timeless Love Story
- Cast, Characters and Artists
- Brief Synopsis
- The Elixir of Love Plot Outline
- Musical highlights from The Elixir of Love
- Felice Romani
- The Bel Canto Tradition
- The Elixir of Love Bibliography
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