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Music by Gaetano Donizetti, Libretto Felice Romani

The Elixir of Love

A deliciously-frothy concoction of magic, misguided affections, mischievous charlatans, music, and – above all – love.

Is it a truly magic brew, or just a bottle of snake oil?  Our hero, Nemorino, loves the wealthy Adina, but she is smitten with someone else.  Can Dr. Dulcamara’s mysterious potion really make Adina fall in love with Nemorino within a day? 

The Elixir of Love is a delightful blend of young love, endearing characters and exhilarating music.  It’s the perfect way to end an opera season on a truly high note.

José Luis Gomez, the Music Director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, makes his Arizona Opera debut at the podium with this production. Mr. Gomez commented: “While much of my work is certainly focused on works from the symphonic canon, opera is a form very dear to my heart. I am very much looking forward to leading Arizona Opera’s musical forces with this timeless classic from the Italian repertoire.”

Appropriate for all ages



Phoenix – April 2-4, 2021 – Symphony Hall
Tucson – April 10-11, 2021 – Tucson Music Hall


Single tickets will go on sale this summer. Check back for updates.

Estimated running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission
Part of the Arizona Opera Main Stage Series. Production made possible, in part, through generous support from Marlys A. Beider and Ole and Teri Thienhaus.