Elixir of Love @ Seattle Opera (Seattle Center)

August 6, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm

Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Felice Romani

Love, laughs, and liquor. Utterly enjoyable from first sip to last, this fizzy concoction is opera’s most winning comedy. A lovestruck bumpkin is about to lose the company of a rich and independent landowner. Crossing paths with a quack doctor, he soon gets duped in more ways than one. Wine, a windfall, and a fateful “furtive tear” eventually reveal happy truths as sincerity triumphs amid much rejoicing.

This new-to-Seattle production is set in the 1940s, with the debuts of four-internationally renowned singers performing Donizetti’s bubbly bel canto including the famous tenor aria “Una furtiva lagrima.”

In Italian with English subtitles

Runs 2 hours 40 minutes, with one intermission

Tickets ($42+) here.