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.
Meet the Artists
Adina (Jan 30- Feb 12)
Eun Sun Kim*
Robert Innes Hopkins
* Lyric debut
+ Ryan Opera Center alumnus
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