by Gaetano Donizetti
Nothing can melt a cold heart quite like a romantic tale of young love conquering all. Take one lad pining for the fairest maid in the village, then add the pompous, dashing Sergeant Belcore to sweep her off her feet and the quirky quack Dr. Dulcamara to offer up a powerful potion to win her back – and passion quickly overheats onstage. The most famous of Donizetti’s 70 operas, Elixir matches vocal and instrumental mastery with both comic and melancholic moods. Does Nemorino need a powerful love potion to win Adina’s heart - or will the sweet power of love itself prevail? Only Cupid knows!