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.
This production, originally staged for the Resonance Works Pittsburg, won the American Prize in Opera Performance in 2015.
“L’elisir d’amore” features tenor Thomas Glenn and the country-bumpkin Nemorino, Christopher Job as the slippery Dulcamara and the Boise baritone Jason Detwiler as thebraggadocious Belcore. This production has been updated to the late ‘40s and ‘50s.
The setting for this performance is Adina’s Nightclub at the end of the USO nightclub craze. The drama of the opera unfolds both onstage and offstage, providing big production numbers and intimate moments,
Adina is the proprietor of the nightclub and their star chanteuse. Nemorino is the janitor, smitten with his boss. Gianetta is the headwaiter and the leader of the club’s chorus. Dulcamara is a traveling snake-oil salesman who has come to town with is two assistants. Belicore is an army officer on leave before his deployment.
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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.
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