The Elixir of Love

Artwork by Amanda Wilson

The Elixir of Love
By Gaetano Donizetti
Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

November 9–10, 2012 Friday–Saturday @ 8 p.m.
November 11, 2013 Sunday @ 2 p.m. Mainstage Theatre


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 prices: $18–$20. Reserved Seating. Advance 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. or 1½ hours prior to performance). Cash, checks, major credit cards, JACards accepted.
JMU student tickets: Advance tickets — $15 discount tickets in person at the Forbes Center Box Office only with student ID. One ticket per ID. Student tickets not available online.

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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