Opera Company of Middlebury

The Opera Company of Middlebury: Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” (“The Elixir of Love”)

October 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Chandler Center for the Arts
71 N Main St
Randolph, VT 05060
$38 advance, $41 day of show, $15 student
The Opera Company of Middlebury: Donizetti's "L'elisir d'amore" ("The Elixir of Love") @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

The Opera Company of Middlebury brings its critically acclaimed production of Donizetti’s delightful comedy to Chandler. L’elisir d’amoreis a frothy romantic opera that tells the story of a con artist who convinces a town that his strange concoction can cure any ill — and can even make other people fall in love with you. The opera was originally set in an ancient, rustic locale, but the Opera Company of Middlebury places it in a more sophisticated setting: a Gatsby-esque bar in the Roaring Twenties. Tucked into the laughter is one of the most famous tenor arias of all time — the haunting ballad “Una furtiva lagrina.”