Charleston Opera Theater is presenting L’elisir d’amore in full production at the College of Charleston Sottile Theatre. Donizetti’s beloved comedy will be playfully presented with the backdrop of rural America during World War 2. This performance will feature a group of international soloists led by Maestro Wojciech Milewski conducting the Charleston Opera Theater Orchestra and Chorus.
L’elisir d’amore is an opera buffa (comic opera), best understood in our terms as a classic ‘romcom’ — both funny and touching, it will leave you undeniably uplifted! The story centers on naïve Nemorino, who is besotted with the beautiful Adina. However, she torments him with her indifference and attaches herself instead to the experienced and charming soldier, Belcore. After hearing about the legend of Tristan and Isolde, Nemorino, in desperation, wonders if a love potion may be the answer to his prayers. He seeks the help of the traveling cure-all salesman Dr. Dulcamara, who gives him ‘The Elixir of Love’. Is this the reason for Nemorino’s sudden popularity with every girl in the village? Will he gain Adina’s love before it’s too late? *sung in Italian with English supertitles
More information and full cast information is available at www.charlestonoperatheater.org. Tickets are on sale now and are available at the website or at The George Street Box Office at the College of Charleston.
- October 6th, 2023 – 7:30 pm
- October 8th, 2023 – 3 pm
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