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Opera Cheat Sheet: The Elixir Of Love

A brief intro to Donizetti’s romantic comedy, Saturday’s Met Opera broadcast.

Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore
Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

In this Opera Cheat Sheet Houston Public Media Arts & Culture Director St.John Flynn and Eric Skelly of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra discuss Gaetano Donizetti’s 1832 comic opera L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love), the story of Adina and Nemorino and the love they come to share thanks to a bottle of cheap wine!

Tune in to Houston Public Media’s Classical 91.7 Saturday at noon to hear the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of L’Elisir d’Amore with soprano Aleksandra Kurzak singing the role of Adina and tenor Vittorio Grigolo singing Nemorino.


Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz

Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz

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