Autumn Opera Gala

Artwork by Amanda Wilson

Autumn Opera Gala
Featuring VIP Seating for The Elixir of Love,
a Pre-–Performance Reception and Dialogue

November 10, 2012 Saturday @ 6 p.m. Mainstage Theatre, Grand Lobby

This exquisite evening includes a cocktail reception in the Grand Lobby, a pre-performance “backstory chat” about The Elixir of Love presented by a noted opera scholar, and the 8 p.m. performance. Opera Director, Dr. Don Rierson, and members of the cast will be in attendance to greet guests.

Limited to the first 75 patrons. Price $60.00 per person. Cocktail attire.

Gaetano Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love is one of opera’s most popular and effervescent romantic comedies. Since it premiered in Milan in 1832, it has been a favorite for opera-goers around the world. A love triangle ensues between Nemorino, a simple country peasant who is desperately in love with Adina, the sly town flirt who doesn’t return his affections. She is attracted to Belcore, a dashing and handsome sergeant. A traveling doctor (and quack) Dulcamara encourages Nemorino to spend his last dime on a “love potion” to bewitch Adina to fall for him. True love triumphs in the end in this hilarious comic romp! The show features “Una furtiva lagrima,” one of the most famous of all arias.

Ticket price: $60. Advance reservations required. Gala tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Forbes Center Box Office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Cash, checks, major credit cards, JACards accepted. The Autumn Opera Gala can be purchased as part of the “Opera is for Lovers” Subscription package or by itself.

Mailing Tickets/Will Call — Tickets that are ordered more than two weeks in advance of a performance will be mailed to the address on file. Ticket orders received less than two weeks prior to a performance will be held for pick-up at the Will Call window.

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