Boston Lyric Opera: A Reimagining of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore
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The last date listed for L'elisir d'amore was Tuesday March 25, 2008 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre
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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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Boston Lyric Opera
Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) is New England’s most popular opera company. Founded in 1976, BLO is recognized for its artistically excellent productions of a diverse repertoire that entertain and inspire audiences and which feature emerging operatic talent. Its mainstage productions at The Citi Shubert Theatre, live broadcasts on WGBH radio and its traveling production of a fully staged, one-hour English version of a popular opera for schools and families reach some 200,000 people a year.