Donizetti Does High School: Opera Omaha’s ‘The Elixir of Love’
February 7th, 2019
Omaha, NEâ€”Soprano, Deanna Breiwick, plays Adina in the Opera Omahaâ€™s upcoming production of Donizettiâ€™s The Elixir of Love. Infatuated by Adina, Nemorino is convinced that Dulcamaraâ€™s love potion is the answer, if only he can get to her before Belcore, that is. But Adina isnâ€™t exactly a prisoner in the middle this love triangle, according to Breiwick.
Though true to the libretto, Opera Omahaâ€™s Elixir of Love is not the story of Italian gentry, but rather the embattled hallways of a high school. Without stretching the audienceâ€™s imagination, Director, Rosstta Cucchi was reimagine Donizettiâ€™s setting to engage audiences with opera in a new way.
Musically, the production is as it always was, an example of the Italian Bel Canto style. Costume, set design, and choreography might change, but for and experienced opera singer like Breiwick, the sheet music is still the key to discovering a characterâ€™s voice.
Opera Omahaâ€™s production of Donizettiâ€™s The Elixir of Love is next weekend, Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30pm at the Orpheum Theatre and Sunday the 17th at 2:00pm. Leading up to the performance, the company will host events related to the production, including Midday Music tomorrow afternoon, Opera in Conversation on the 12th, and Opera and EntrÃ©es before the show on opening night. For more information or tickets, visit OperaOmaha.org.
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