College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
George Mason University Mason
George Mason University


Virginia Opera: The Elixir of Love

Presented ByGreat Performances at Mason
When/WhereSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 8:00pmCenter for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
 Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 2:00pm 

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Gaetano Donizetti’s infectiously charming bel canto opera sparkles with effervescent melodies, comedic misunderstandings, and endearing characters who are seeking an elixir for one of life’s greatest ills: love! The shy peasant Nemorino secretly yearns for the feisty socialite Adina, but she has her eyes set on a dashing ladies’ man, Sergeant Belcore. Upon hearing the story of Tristan and Isolde, Nemorino decides a love potion is his only hope, and he uses all of his savings to procure a potion from a traveling medicine man of questionable character. Nemorino is convinced it will make Adina fall head over heels in love and proceeds with his plan. But can love really be bottled in a magic potion? Find out in this delightful opera, featuring one of the most celebrated tenor arias of all time, “Una furtva lagrima.” Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Tickets: $110, $90, $54

A pre-performance discussion featuring "Dr. Opera," Glenn Winters begins 45 minutes prior to the performance.