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February 21, 2018
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Pittsburgh Opera presents The Elixir of Love, a comic love story full of light-hearted fun

Pittsburgh Opera concludes our 2017-18 season with Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore - The Elixir of Love, a fun romantic comedy about a traveling medicine show huckster who claims to possess a love potion.

The story concerns a “little nobody” named Nemorino. Nemorino is smitten with the beautiful and wealthy Adina, who appears to be completely out of his league. His prospects are further diminished when the handsome and dashing Sergeant Belcore arrives.

But when Doctor Dulcamara rolls into town and sells Nemorino a bottle of his dubious Elixir of Love, things get very interesting. Why is Nemorino suddenly popular with every girl in the village? Will he win Adina's love before it's too late?

Pittsburgh Opera will be performing a sunny 1950s-style production that's new to Pittsburgh, complete with Vespa scooters and a hot air balloon. The Guardian described it as "a Fellini-esque vision of scooters, cappuccino machines and champagne fountains, set on a sun-washed hotel terrace overlooking the sea…”

On stage April 21, 24, 27 & 29, The Elixir of Love is full of charming romance, visual comedy, and light-hearted fun. Adult tickets start at just $12 – with children’s tickets for those ages 18-and-under starting at just $6 - and are available online.  

In addition, Pittsburgh Opera’s annual Student Matinee will introduce 2,000+ school children grades 3-12 to this lively, colorful opera on Thursday, April 26 at the Benedum Center. Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artists take lead roles in the Student Matinee, and are accompanied by the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, in yet another opportunity to hone their performance skills. 

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