Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8:00--Valentine's night! Or, enjoy Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm. An opera preview,m hosted by Maestro Salesky, begins 45 minutes prior to each performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s "The Elixir of Love," the perfect romantic comedy for your valentine!
Get ready for dazzling vocal fireworks and glorious melodies that will melt your heart as the desperate Nemorino pursues the feisty Adina. Although she is already engaged to a dashing sergeant, the determined Nemorino downs a love potion in hopes of stealing her away. “Liquid courage” triumphs! Highlights include: ◊ Nemorino’s “Una furtiva lagrima” ◊ the Nemorino – Belcore duet “Venti scudi” ◊ Adina’s show-stopping finale
Presented in memory of Luciano Pavarotti, whose legendary performances in "Elixir" won the hearts of millions of fans, including those who heard him perform arias from the opera at his 1990 Knoxville concert. Performed in Italian with projected English translations.