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Opera Idaho to present Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” Nov. 3 at ISU Stephens Performing Arts Center

October 24, 2017

Two actors in Opera Idaho production
A scene from the opera.

POCATELLO – Cited as one of opera’s most endearing comedies, Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore,” will be bringing an updated version of this comedy to the Stephens Performing Arts Center Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.


Opera Idaho’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, one of Opera’s most endearing comedies, features Opera Idaho Artist-in-Residence soprano Emily Hansen as Adina, tenor Thomas Glenn as the country-bumpkin Nemorino, bass-baritone Christopher Job as the slippery Dulcamara, Boise baritone Jason Detwiler as the braggadocious Belcore, and Boise soprano Jena Carpenter as Gianetta. This season’s production has been updated to the late 1940s or early 1950s. Adina is the proprietor of the nightclub and their star chanteuse.  Nemorino is the janitor, smitten with his boss. Gianetta is the head waiter and leader of the club's chorus. Dulcamara is a travelling snake-oil salesman who has come to town with his two assistants. And Belcore is an army officer on leave before his deployment. The production, originally staged for Resonance Works Pittsburgh, won the American Prize in Opera Performance in 2015.

For more information on the about Opera Idaho visit operaidaho.org.

This concert will be in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

Prices are $25 adult and $15 children for main seating and $21 adult and $11 children for upper level sitting. Tickets are available at the ISU Box Office in the Stephens Performing Arts Center (1102 Sam Nixon Dr.), by phone at 282-3595, online at isu.edu/tickets or at Vickers Western Wear.

For more information on the 2017-18 Season of Note visit isu.edu/stephens.


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