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The Elixir of Love

Premieres Friday, November 13 at 7:00 PM

Available to 2020/21 season ticket holders

Overview

Audiences love its charming boy-meets-girl plot [and] the stream of glorious melody is a perennial favorite.”

Phillymag.com


Music by Gaetano Donizetti; Libretto by Felice Romani

Online stream recorded on the McCaw Hall stage at Seattle Center Studios available to season ticket holders from November 13–December 4, 2020. Subscriptions to our 2021 Spring Season are on sale and include this program and our full 2020 virtual fall season.

Utterly enjoyable from first sip to last, this fizzy concoction is opera’s most winning comedy. A love-struck bumpkin is about to lose the company of a rich and independent landowner. Crossing paths with a quack doctor, he’s duped in more ways than one. Wine, a windfall, and a fateful furtive tear eventually reveal happy truths as sincerity triumphs amid much rejoicing. Madison Leonard, Michael Adams, Patrick Carfizzi, and Tess Altiveros will be joined by pianists, and musicians from Seattle Symphony Orchestra in a staging by David Gately designed especially for online streaming.

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Seattle Opera presents the fall season to entertain you, lift your spirits, and keep you connected to the music and artists you know and love. We are commited to presenting as many free opera performances as we can. In the 2020 Fall Season, a series of three recitals will begin with tenor Frederick Ballentine on October 2, 2020.  

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Artists

Madison Leonard

Adina

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Adina, The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Coeur d'Alene, ID
Seattle Opera Debut: Chrisann Brennan, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (’19)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Gilda, Rigoletto ('19); Frasquita, Carmen ('19)
Recently: Gilda, Rigoletto (Austin Opera); Ilia, Idomeneo (Wolf Trap Opera); Morgana, Alcina (Washington National Opera)
Upcoming: Susanna, The Marriage of Figaro (Dallas Opera); Mabel, The Pirates of Penzance (Utah Opera)

Last Updated: August 2020

Madison Leonard

Adina

Andrew Stenson

Nemorino

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Nemorino, The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Rochester, MN
Seattle Opera Young Artist: 2010/11, 2011/12
Seattle Opera Debut: Arturo, Lucia di Lammermoor (’10)
Previously at Seattle Opera:
Tamino, The Magic Flute ('17); Tonio, The Daughter of the Regiment (’13); Orphée, Orphée et Eurydice (’12) 
Recently: Ernesto, Don Pasquale (Glyndebourne Festival); Ferrando, Così fan tutte (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Demetrius, The Enchanted Island (Metropolitan Opera); Candide, Candide (Glimmerglass Festival); Almaviva, The Barber of Seville (Colorado Opera); The Steersman, The Flying Dutchman (Dallas Opera) 

Last Updated: September 2020

Andrew Stenson

Nemorino

Patrick Carfizzi

Dulcamara

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Dulcamara, The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Newburgh, NY
Seattle Opera Debut: Frank, Die Fledermaus (’06)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Music Master/Truffaldino, Ariadne auf Naxos (’15); Don Magnifico, La Cenerentola (’13); Ping, Turandot (’12)
Recently: Sprecher, The Magic Flute (The Metropolitan Opera); Doctor Bartolo, The Barber of Seville (Minnesota Opera); Don Alfonso, Così fan tutte (Lyric Opera of Kansas City).
Upcoming: Brander, The Damnation of Faust (The Metropolitan Opera); Il Sagrestano, Tosca (The Metropolitan Opera); Doctor Bartolo, The Barber of Seville (San Diego Opera).

Last updated: December 2019

Patrick Carfizzi

Dulcamara

Michael Adams

Belcore

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Belcore, The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Seattle Opera Debut: Guglielmo, Così fan tutte (’18)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Eugene Onegin, Eugene Onegin ('20)
Recently: Zurga, The Pearl Fishers (Gran Teatre del Liceu); Papgeno, The Magic Flute (Washington National Opera); Masetto, Don Giovanni (Grand-Theatre de Geneve)
Upcoming: Maximilian, Candide (Grand-Théâtre de Genève); Count, The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Omaha, Madison Opera)

Last Updated: August 2020

Michael Adams

Belcore

Tess Altiveros

Gianetta

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Gianetta, The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: Clorinda, The Combat (’17)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Female Soldier, The Falling & The Rising (’19); E, O+E (’18)
Recently: Susanna, The Marriage of Figaro (Kentucky Opera); Songs of Summer (Seattle Opera); Magnificat (Minot Chamber Chorale)  
Upcoming: Rockstar, Tales from a Safe Distance (Decameron Opera Collective/Resonance Works); Elle, La voix humaine/Lucy, The Telephone (Opera on the James); Navidad (Pacific MusicWorks)

Last Updated: August 2020

Tess Altiveros

Gianetta

Carlo Montanaro

Conductor

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Cecina, Italy
Seattle Opera Debut
Don Quichotte (’11) 
Previously at Seattle Opera: Rigoletto ('20); Il trovatore ('19); Madame Butterfly (’17); Mary Stuart (’16)
Recently:
 The Barber of Seville and La Traviata (Opéra National de Paris); Nabucco (Deutsche Oper Berlin)
Upcoming: Tosca (Opéra National de Paris), Fedora (Frankfurt Opera), Il Turco in Italia (Teatro San Carlo di Napoli).

Last Updated: September 2020

Carlo Montanaro

Conductor

David McDade

Pianist

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: The Elixir of Love; Frederick Ballentine in Recital

Hometown: Portland, OR
Seattle Opera Debut: Rigoletto ('95)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Pianist, Charlie Parker's Yardbird ('20); Eugene Onegin ('20); Cinderella ('19)

Recently: Pianist, Performance in Place, Songs of Summer with Vanessa Vasquez, The Drunken Tenor: Quarantini Edition (Seattle Opera)

Last updated: September 2020

David McDade

Pianist

Jay Rozendaal

Pianist

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Bellingham, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: La Boheme (’91)
Coach/Accompanist and Orchestra Librarian
Previously at Seattle Opera: Rigoletto ('19); Carmen ('19); The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs ('19)
Recently: Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, Eugene Onegin, Cinderella (Seattle Opera)

Last Updated: August 2020

Jay Rozendaal

Pianist

David Gately

Director

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Director, The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: The Barber of Seville (’92)
Recently: Angels in America (BBC Symphony Orchestra); Before Night Falls (Florida Grand Opera); Voir Dire (Fort Worth Opera World Premiere)

Last Updated: September 2020

 

David Gately

Director

Seattle Opera Debut

Connie Yun

Lighting Designer

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: The Elixir of Love

Hometown: East Lansing, MI
Seattle Opera Debut: Die Fledermaus (’06)
Previously at Seattle Opera: The Turn of the Screw (’18); Beatrice and Benedict (’18); An American Dream (’17 and ’15)
Recently: La traviata (Madison Opera); La Finta Giardiniera (Portland Opera); Snow White (Seattle Children’s Theatre) 
Upcoming: Frida (Portland Opera)

Last updated: September 2020 

Connie Yun

Lighting Designer

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Main Image © Philip Newton | Photos: Elixir of Love, Opera Philadelphia, 2016 © Kelly & Massa for Opera Philadelphia