Butler Opera Center: The Elixir of Love


A man and woman embrace under a full moon background on the opera stage

by Gaetano Donizetti
Matthew Schulz, director
Douglas Kinney Frost, conductor

In Italian with English surtitles

In vino veritas! Donizetti's bubbly romantic comedy follows Nemorino, a shy and hapless peasant, in his pursuit of the betrothed heiress Adina. After meeting a charlatan and purchasing a magic "elixir of love" – in truth, just a bottle of cheap Bordeaux – Nemorino is sent down an unlikely path that may in fact prove the powerful efficacy of wine in love. Sensual, sentimental and bright, The Elixir of Love is a triumph of sincerity that features one of the best-loved romanzas, "Una furtiva lagrima." 

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Event Status
Oct. 22, 2021, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Oct. 24, 2021, 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 29, 2021, 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Oct. 31, 2021, 4 to 6:30 p.m.

$10 – 20

All University of Texas at Austin students are allowed one free ticket as long as they are available. Student tickets must be picked up at the Box Office with valid student I.D. Seating is unassigned. There are four wheelchair spaces available in McCullough Theater.

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Event Types
Opera Vocal Arts