This performance will be approximately 90 minutes in length with no intermission.
|Location||Date and Time|
|Schuster Center||October 23, 2021 8:00 pm|
|Schuster Center||October 24, 2021 3:00 pm|
Music by GAETANO DONIZETTI
Libretto by FELICE ROMANI
in Italian with English surtitles
KATHLEEN CLAWSON Artistic Director
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
CLINTON SMITH conductor website
KATHLEEN CLAWSON stage director website
*denotes Dayton Opera debut
Duration of performance: approx. 90 minutes (no intermission)
Dayton Opera launches its season with Gaetano Donizetti’s lighthearted romantic comedy The Elixir of Love. Nemorino, a love-struck young farmer, sighs for the lovely landowner Adina, but is too shy to tell her. Thinking he is outclassed, he is utterly hopeless when Adina responds to the sexy swagger of the conceited Sergeant Belcore, until the sly traveling salesman Dr. Dulcamara produces a magic tonic (that is nothing more than a bottle of cheap red wine!) In a contemporary setting that is sure to intoxicate all audiences, The Elixir of Love is a dazzling bel canto jewel that proves true love is the most powerful potion of all!