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Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti

Grand Opera Cinema Series

San Francisco Opera

Sunday, February 12 | 2 p.m.

Zingg Recital Hall

Buy Tickets: $18 Adult | $16 Senior | $10 Youth | $10 Chico State Student

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“A great comic opera.” - Broadway World

Donizetti's charming comedy is a celebration of innocence, so what setting could be better than a small Italian-American community in the Napa Valley, circa 1915? In this ingenious update, the naïve Nemorino believes that a love potion will win him Adina's heart. Blossoming from a shy Italian immigrant to a plucky entrepreneur, he captures both his sweetheart and the American dream over the course of this delightful opera buffa. Tenor Ramón Vargas superbly embodies the role of the lovesick Nemorino, and the beautiful but aloof Adina is sung by soprano Inva Mula. Recorded in fall 2008 and sung in Italian with English subtitles.

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