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Arts + Culture

"L’elisir d’amore"

Apr 21, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Benedum Center
Penn Avenue and Seventh Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The story concerns a “little nobody” named Nemorino. Nemorino is smitten with the beautiful and wealthy Adina, who appears to be completely out of his league. His prospects are further diminished when the handsome and dashing Sergeant Belcore arrives.

But when Doctor Dulcamara rolls into town and sells Nemorino a bottle of his dubious Elixir of Love, things get very interesting. Why is Nemorino suddenly popular with every girl in the village? Will he win Adina's love before it's too late?

Pittsburgh Opera will be performing a sunny 1950s-style production that's new to Pittsburgh, complete with Vespa scooters and a hot air balloon. The Guardian described it as "a Fellini-esque vision of scooters, cappuccino machines and champagne fountains, set on a sun-washed hotel terrace overlooking the sea…”

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