On April 22-24, 2022 at The VBC Playhouse, Opera Huntsville presents a fully-staged production of Donizetti’s Elixir of Love, a hilarious opera in two acts.
Huntsville star and MET performer Brandie Sutton will shine as Adina in this three-performance run of the wildly famous and comedic opera. In the show, Nemorino, a young villager, is unhappily in love with the beautiful farm owner Adina, who he thinks is beyond his reach. He tries a magic love potion hoping to win her affection. Will the confusion lead to love?
Alongside a chamber orchestra led by music director Roberto Burton and a chorus prepared by chorus master Shane Kennedy, additional cast members include the Glimmerglass artist and stunning tenor Camron Gray, mezzo Rachel Gibson, soprano Joylýn Rushing, and baritone Chris Farley.
The opera will be performed in Italian with English supertitles, and it runs 2 hours and 15 minutes. On opening night, Friday April 22, there will be a pre-performance lecture from 6-6:30pm led by Oakwood University voice faculty Dr. Julie Moore-Foster and SDC union stage director Joey Frangieh. Tickets for purchase and more details are available at https://www.operahuntsville.org/lelisir-damore.
The Elixir of Love
Fully-staged production performed in Italian in two acts with intermission and supertitles
Friday, April 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm, pre-performance lecture from 6-6:30 pm
Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: VIP $65, General Admission $28, Senior $23, Student $15
The Playhouse at the Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Cast and Artistic Team:
Brandie Sutton, Adina
Camron Gray, Nemorino
Chris Farley, Belcore
Rachel Gibson, Dr. Dulcamara
Joylýn Rushing, Giannetta
Roberto Burton, Music Director
Joey Frangieh, Stage Director
Shane Kennedy, Chorus Master
Sierra Hammond, Production Manager