[A] traditional production, played against a handsome harvest-time set.”
–Los Angeles Times
Audiences love its charming boy-meets-girl plot [and] the stream of glorious melody is a perennial favorite.”
Music by Gaetano Donizetti; Libretto by Felice Romani
Utterly enjoyable from first sip to last, this fizzy concoction is opera’s most winning comedy. A lovestruck bumpkin is about to lose the company of a rich and independent landowner. Crossing paths with a quack doctor, he soon gets duped in more ways than one. Wine, a windfall, and a fateful “furtive tear” eventually reveal happy truths as sincerity triumphs amid much rejoicing.
Not seen in Seattle since 1998, the colorful comedy returns with a “well-staged and heartfelt” (Santa Fe Reporter) production that has everything: winking humor, relatable human characters, and a charming love story—all set to masterful bel canto music that makes the soul sing.