Venue Details

60 Star Starred
Boch Center Shubert Theatre
265 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
617-482-9393
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Review from JLS
27 events 3 reviews

My opera-loathing husband loved this show and is now open to seeing more operas. It was highly entertaining and the music was fantastic

reviewed Mar 14 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 1 review

A thoroughly enjoyable performance -- the singing was great, especially the Nemorino; the orchestra was fine; and the sets and setting were fresh and fitting. An admirable and comedic interpretation!

reviewed Mar 19 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Myrna Finn
18 events 1 review

The voices were great and I loved the setting. We were sitting one row from the back of the theatre and could not hear the low voices of the 2 male leads. That detracted from the experience.

reviewed Mar 25 2008 report as inappropriate
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Description

Music by Gaetano Donizetti

Libretto by Felice Romani

A co-production with Fort Worth Opera, Opera Colorado

and The San Francisco Opera

Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Sweet, gullible Nemorino loves smart, wealthy Adina. She gets engaged to a passing soldier. Desperate Nemorino meets a fast-talking doctor who sells him a slow-acting love potion, actually red wine. As the soldier’s wedding looms, Nemorino enlists to get money for more potion. Suddenly, unknowingly, he inherits a fortune. As the village girls swoon, he thinks the potion works. Adina, moved to tears, buys out Nemorino’s army contract. Everyone lives happily ever after, especially the doctor, who sells a lot more potion.

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