The Elixir of Love

Drink in The Elixir of Love

Music by Gaetano Donizetti

A miraculous love potion proves to be a recipe for mayhem and merriment. 

Dr. “D” (who’s got a Ph.D. in quackery) has a potion he “guarantees” will make you absolutely irresistible!

How perfect for the town’s lovesick Lothario, who can’t seem to convince his dream girl to give him the time of day, especially since she’s also being pursued by a pompous but good-looking military man.

Mayhem and merriment ensue when the miraculous love potion turns out to be nothing more than a 90-proof concoction of dubious distinction.

Opera greats including Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, and Enrico Caruso loved singing this opera that’s guaranteed to banish the winter blues with humor, humanity, and heart.

In Italian with English supertitles.

Student seat pricing as low as $10, adult seat pricing as low as $15

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Creative team

Conductor: David Neely

Well respected on the European conducting scene, he led Jacobs’ Dead Man Walking and West Side Story and is music director and principal conductor of Des Moines Metro Opera.

Director: Linda Brovsky

Her inspired productions have been seen throughout North America, including at the Santa Fe Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, and LA Opera.

Set designer: Robert O’Hearn

An illustrious figure at the Metropolitan Opera and the Jacobs School, “his handsome, traditional designs shaped the aesthetics of opera production for more than 60 years.” - Opera News

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