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The Elixir of Love

Streamed February 12–14, 2021

“Seattle Opera’s ‘Elixir of Love’ beams with the joy of singing, even in virtual format.”
The Seattle Times

Overview


Music by Gaetano Donizetti; Libretto by Felice Romani

Returning to the digital stage by popular demand. This opera premiered to Seattle Opera subscribers in November, 2020. With so many requests to have it available for streaming for the public, we are pleased to offer this rebroadcast February 12-14, 2021.

Utterly enjoyable from first sip to last, this fizzy concoction is opera’s most winning comedy. A love-struck bumpkin is about to lose the company of a rich and independent landowner. Crossing paths with a quack doctor, he’s duped in more ways than one. Wine, a windfall, and a fateful furtive tear eventually reveal happy truths as sincerity triumphs amid much rejoicing. Madison Leonard, Michael Adams, Patrick Carfizzi, and Tess Altiveros are joined by pianists and solo musicians in a staging by David Gately designed especially for online streaming.

Performance Information

Performance Information

In Italian with English Subtitles
Performance Time: 1 hr and 55 minutes with 1 intermission

Recorded and filmed at McCaw Hall.

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Movie-style Rating: PG

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Proceeds from this opera stream benefitted artists, musicians, and crew via union funds, including the AGMA Artists Relief Fund. We are grateful to all of our union partners for their creativity and enthusiasm to put these operas on stage.

 

 

Artists

Madison Leonard

Adina

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Adina, The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Coeur d'Alene, ID
Seattle Opera Debut: Chrisann Brennan, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (’19)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Gilda, Rigoletto ('19); Frasquita, Carmen ('19)
Recently: Gilda, Rigoletto (Austin Opera); Ilia, Idomeneo (Wolf Trap Opera); Morgana, Alcina (Washington National Opera)
Upcoming: Susanna, The Marriage of Figaro (Dallas Opera); Mabel, The Pirates of Penzance (Utah Opera)