The Elixir of Love

The Elixir of Love

Presented by Seattle Opera

Event Details

  • Aug 6 - 20, 2022
  • 2 hours before curtain
  • $35 - $349
  • Seattle Opera's Box Office:
    206-389-7676
     

    Purchase tickets as part of a season subscription here.
     

    Please visit Seattle Opera's website to view specific COVID protocols and information related to The Elixir of Love performances in McCaw Hall.

  • The garage with the shortest wait times for pre and post event parking is the 5th Avenue North Garage. Located on 5th Avenue N, with entrances on Republican Street and Harrison Street, this garage requires a short walk to McCaw Hall.

    Parking is also available at the Mercer Street Garage, conveniently located across the street from McCaw Hall. Entrances to the Garage are on 4th Avenue N and 3rd Avenue N.

  • Call 206-615-0404 to make your reservation at Prelude.
    Please note that reservations for '22/'23 Opera or Ballet performances are not available until July 5, 2022.

Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Felice Romani

Love, laughs, and liquor. Utterly enjoyable from first sip to last, this fizzy concoction is opera’s most winning comedy. A lovestruck bumpkin is about to lose the company of a rich and independent landowner. Crossing paths with a quack doctor, he soon gets duped in more ways than one. Wine, a windfall, and a fateful “furtive tear” eventually reveal happy truths as sincerity triumphs amid much rejoicing.

After a film production in 2020, this colorful comedy returns to McCaw Hall in a new-to-Seattle production that has everything: winking humor, relatable human characters, and a charming love story—all set to ravishing bel canto music that makes the soul sing.

Georgian soprano Salome Jicia, praised for her “razor-sharp coloratura” by Musical America, makes her Seattle Opera debut as Adina alongside Samoan tenor Amitai Pati, whose “light, lyrical” voice (San Francisco Classical Voice) debuts as Nemorino. Also debuting as Nemorino, Andres Acosta will present the "clarion high notes and general comic breathlessness" (San Francisco Gate) that infuse his interpretation of Donizetti. Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni will fill the role of Dulcamara, bringing his “robust tone and informed style” (The New York Times) to Seattle Opera for the first time.

Sunday, August 14 is Family Day at The Elixir of Love! Click to find out more information about Family Day.

In Italian with English Subtitles 
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours & 20 minutes, with 1 intermission

Event Showings


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Event Details

  • Aug 6 - 20, 2022
  • 2 hours before curtain
  • $35 - $349
  • Seattle Opera's Box Office:
    206-389-7676
     

    Purchase tickets as part of a season subscription here.
     

    Please visit Seattle Opera's website to view specific COVID protocols and information related to The Elixir of Love performances in McCaw Hall.

  • The garage with the shortest wait times for pre and post event parking is the 5th Avenue North Garage. Located on 5th Avenue N, with entrances on Republican Street and Harrison Street, this garage requires a short walk to McCaw Hall.

    Parking is also available at the Mercer Street Garage, conveniently located across the street from McCaw Hall. Entrances to the Garage are on 4th Avenue N and 3rd Avenue N.

  • Call 206-615-0404 to make your reservation at Prelude.
    Please note that reservations for '22/'23 Opera or Ballet performances are not available until July 5, 2022.