The Elixir of Love

The Elixir of Love presented by Vashon Opera

Music By Gaetano Donizetti

September 11, 2015, 7:30 pm
September 13, 2015, 2:30 pm

$32 Season Ticket Price
$35 Individual Ticket Price

Vashon High School Theatre
20120 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon

Sung in Italian with English Supertitles
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (including one intermission)

Did someone say love potion?

Come be enchanted by The Elixir of Love as Vashon Opera presents this endearing comedy that’ll have you rolling in the aisles!

What's it about?

Nemorino, a poor peasant, is in love with Adina, a rich land owner. She doesn’t give him the time of day. After hearing the legend of Tristan and Isolde, Nemorino ponders whether a potion would help turn things around.

Enter the travelling potion-peddling doctor of love: Dr. Dulcamara. He may just have the cure-all Nemorino needs if he can find the money to pay for it. But time is running out as Adina soon agrees to marry the pompous sergeant Belcore.

Will the potion work? Will Dr. Dulcamara skip town before anyone discovers it won’t? Will Nemorino win Adina’s heart?

This “bel canto” comedic gem shows composer Gaetano Donizetti at his finest with gorgeous melodies soaring over brilliant and joyous harmonies. As with past Vashon Opera performances, you’ll be up close and near the action as the curtain opens at the Vashon High School Theatre in September! Don’t miss it!