New-to-Chicago production The Elixir of Love

By Gaetano Donizetti

  • Language - Sung in Italian with projected English titles
  • Running Time - 2 hours 30 minutes with 1 intermission
  • Location - Lyric Opera House

No operatic hero is more endearing than Nemorino, who pines for the flirtatious Adina. She’s the owner of the town’s hotel, he’s a delightfully naive waiter. His only hope to win her is the “elixir” sold by the quack, Dr. Dulcamara—little does he know that it’s just Bordeaux wine! From start to finish we root for Nemorino, as Adina toys with him until she finally lets him know how she really feels. Elixir is opera’s most heartwarming comedy, filled with Donizetti’s delectable music that brings nonstop smiles.

Upcoming Dates
Full Calendar

January 2021

Saturday

01/30

7:30 PM

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February 2021

Wednesday

02/03

7:00 PM

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Saturday

02/06

7:30 PM

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Tuesday

02/09

7:00 PM

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Friday

02/12

7:00 PM

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Sunday

02/14

2:00 PM

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Meet the Artists

Rosa Feola

Adina (Jan 30- Feb 12)

Matthew Polenzani+

Nemorino

Nicola Alaimo

Dulcamara

Andrzej Filończyk*

Belcore

Eun Sun Kim*

Conductor

Daniel Slater*

Director

Robert Innes Hopkins

Designer

Simon Mills*

Lighting Designer

Michael Black

Chorus Master

Tim Claydon

Choreographer

* Lyric debut 

Ryan Opera Center alumnus

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Production photos: Pittsburgh Opera/David Bachman