Manitoba Opera

This Charming Comedy Is Sure to Warm Your Heart

Whimsical wit and beautiful music combine with playful imposters, mistaken love, and a “magical” elixir to create a tantalizing comic concoction.

Gaetano Donizetti’s sparkling opera is overflowing with tunes to dazzle your ear and warm your heart. Features one of the most popular tenor solos ever written, Nemorino’s achingly beautiful and touching “Una furtiva lagrima” (One furtive tear) and the show-stopping ensemble, “Adina, credimi” (Adina, listen).

Lovesick Nemorino, the poor, but good-hearted country boy, has fallen madly in love with the rich, smart, and beautiful Adina. She’s out of his league, but luckily the scheming Dr. Dulcamara has just the cure for what ails him: drink his celebrated love potion and within 24 hours, Adina will be unable to resist him. Will this magical tincture really work?

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.

MUSIC Gaetano Donizetti | LIBRETTO Felice Romani (Based on the French comedy Le Philtre)

Adina Andriana Chuchman

Nemorino Jonah Hoskins

Sgt. Belcore Jorell Williams

Dr. Dulcamara Peter McGillivray

Conductor Tyrone Paterson

Director Ann Hodges