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SMU Meadows Opera presents "Elixir of Love" by Gaetano Donizetti

With the Meadows Opera Orchestra, Feb. 9 - 12

Scenes from "Elixir of Love"

Scene from Elixir of Love

Scene from Elixir of Love

Elixir of Love

Scene from Elixir of Love

(Photos by Kim Leeson )

February 8, 2017

The Meadows Opera Theatre presents The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti, featuring the Meadows Opera Orchestra. 

The performances, directed by Hank Hammett and conducted by Paul Phillips, will be Feb. 9 - 12 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bob Hope Theatre of the Owen Arts Center on the SMU campus. Tickets are $14 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $8 for students, faculty & staff.

La dolce vita comes to the stage in Donizetti’s enduring and enchanting comedy about a poor, uneducated young man who, though he thinks he’s a nobody, is hopelessly in love with the most popular, affluent girl in town.  With the help of a flamboyant snake-oil salesman and a bottle (or two) of a special “love potion,” he sets out to win her, tumbling through numerous (and humorous) fast-moving plot twists, all set to music filled with irresistible melodies and sparkling wit!  Never underestimate the power of true love and a little cheap Bordeaux!  

First performed in Milan in 1832, the SMU production was inspired by the works of artists Jerry Bywaters and Romare Bearden.

Sung in Italian with English projected titles.

For more information call 214.768.2787.