Elixir of Love
Washington National Opera Working Rehearsal
The Student Rehearsal Program introduces middle and high school students to opera by giving them the opportunity to witness firsthand the final rehearsals of Washington National Opera’s main stage productions.
In Donizetti’s lovable comic opera, handsome peasant Nemorino simply cannot get the girl of his dreams to pay him any attention. To win her heart he turns to a little magic in the form of a love potion. At least he thinks it’s a love potion. Cue romantic mayhem.
View the Cuesheet performance guide online or use the resources below to go deeper.
- Be sure to check out the Donizetti Society to learn more about the life and work of the opera’s Italian composer, Gaetano Donizetti.
- Dive deeper into the WNO production with this audio introduction by NPR.
- Discover more on the history of opera with Opera America. Also visit their Glossary of Terms to familiarize yourself with opera lingo.
- Get your opera on. Design your own production of the classic fairytale "Hansel and Gretel."