Elixir of Love 02.13.11
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1731 Market St. Redding, CA 96001
The Cascade Theatre and the San Francisco Opera continue their partnership, bringing four world-class operas to the Cascade's movie palace screen. Recorded live in high-definition at San Francisco's historic War Memorial Opera House, this series of four popular grand operas build's on the success of last year's inaugural series and provides an exceptional high quality experience that will have you feeling like you were watching this performance from your favorite seat in the Opera House.
Donizetti's charming comedy,Elixir of Love, 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 nave 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 Raman Vargas superbly embodies the role of the lovesick Nemorino. The beautiful but aloof Adina is sung by soprano Inva Mula. Recorded Fall 2008, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. This opera title is subject to change.
"It's saucy, it's sweet, it's a stream of laughs and lovely melody" "you just can't ask for more." -- San Francisco Chronicle
* Sung in Italian with English subtitles * Running time: 2 hours and 22 minutes and one intermission - Intermission includes a behind-the-scenes interview