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OSU Lyric: L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love) by Gaetano Donizetti

An abridged, COVID-era staging adapted and directed by Dr. Anthony Eversole. Performance one of two consecutive evening performances livestreamed from the Memorial Union Lounge on the Oregon State University Campus. (Sorry, closed to in-person audience.)

Music by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Libretto by Felice Romani (1788-1865)
Two Acts.
First Performance, Milan (Teatro della Canobbiana), 1832

Adina, the richest girl in the village: Madi Zuro
Nemorino, her poor admirer: Steven Evans-Renteria
Belcore, a swaggering soldier: Michael Eclevia
Dr. Dulcamore, a quack doctor: Eli Nicholas
Giannetta, Adina's gossipy friend: Kjerstyn Jordheim

Creative Team:
Director: Anthony Eversole
Music Director/Piano: Lauren Servias
Costumes: DeMara Cabrera
Livestream: Sean Rathbun

In Act I, Nemorino, mooning over Adina as usual, droops in defeat when the dashing Belcore appears. He rushes to the quack Dulcamara and spends all his money on an elixir that guarantees love. It’s really only wine. Nemorino gulps it down, and his drunken antics drive Adina into a hasty acceptance of Belcore’s proposal.

Act II, and it’s almost wedding time. Nemorino needs more elixir, so he signs up for the army to get quick cash. In the meantime, his rich uncle has died, leaving our hero a rich man. The village girls swoon, and Nemorino, thinking it’s the potion, courts Adina with newfound charm. She spurns Belcore, gets Nemorino out of the army, and gives her heart to the right man at last.

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Thursday, April 15 at 5:30pm

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