The Elixir of Love

SMDCAC & Miami Lyric Opera present

The Elixir of Love

L'elisir d'amore | Opera in 3 Acts

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Opera in 3 Acts / Music by: Gaetano Donizetti \ Libretto: Felice Roman 19 and 20i \ Sang in Italian with supertitle in English.

In a village somewhere in northern Italy, a young, peasant, Nemorino, secretly loves the beautiful Adina who pays him no attention.  She instead promises to marry an opportunistic sergeant whose small army has arrived in the village. An itinerant and colorful quack, Dr. Dulcamara, arrives offering all kinds of medications, love potions and remedies.  By buying a love potion, One is a love potion. Nemorino sees it as his opportunity for gaining Adina’s love. With the only coin he owns, Nemorino asks Dulcamara to sell him the elixir (which is simple red wine) Happy to get it, Nemorino drinks the whole bottle and becomes intoxicated. Adina is surprised by his behavior insists she doesn’t love him and will soon marry the sergeant. A desperate Nemorino must buy more elixir but has no money. The sergeant reappears offering him money once he signs a contract to enlist in the army. Such a gesture moves Adina; realizing it is Nemorino who she really loves, she buys back his contract and declares her love.

The opera has beautiful music being one of the greatest belcanto Masterwork of Gaetano Donizetti. We well remember the famous aria “Una Furtiva Lagrima” sang by the great Caruso, Beniamino Gigli, Tito Schipa and other great tenors to our days.

Cast: Nicholas Huff as Nemorino, Gina Galati as Adina, Oscar Ramirez as Dulcamara, Gabriel Menendez as Belcore, Paola Elorza as Giannetta.

MLO Orchestra and Chorus
Chorus Master: Pablo Hernandez
Conductor: Beverly Coulter
General and Artistic Director: Raffaele Cardone

Appropriate for ages 13 and up. All patrons entering the theater require a ticket, regardless of age. This includes children and infants. $5 tickets available at for ages 13-22. Subscription, military, student, and senior discount available. Contact the SMDCAC Box Office for details. 

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