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The Elixir of Love

Streaming February 12–14, 2021

Overview

Seattle Opera’s ‘Elixir of Love’ beams with the joy of singing, even in virtual format.”

The Seattle Times


Music by Gaetano Donizetti; Libretto by Felice Romani

Streaming February 12-14 for $35. 

Returning to the digital stage by popular demand. This opera premiered to Seattle Opera subscribers in November, 2020. With so many requests to have it available for streaming for the public, we are pleased to offer this rebroadcast February 12-14, 2021.

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 are joined by pianists and solo musicians in a staging by David Gately designed especially for online streaming.

Performance Information

Performance Information

In Italian with English Subtitles
Performance Time: 1 hr and 55 minutes with 1 intermission

Recorded and filmed at McCaw Hall.

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Movie-style Rating: PG

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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, Teatro Municipal de Santiago); Demetrius, The Enchanted Island (Metropolitan Opera); Candide, Candide (Glimmerglass Festival, San Francisco Symphony, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Opéra National de Bordeaux); 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, Cinderella (’13); Ping, Turandot (’12)
Recently: Brander, La Damnation de Faust (Metropolitan Opera); Speaker, The Magic Flute (The Metropolitan Opera); Don Alfonso, Così fan tutte (Lyric Opera of Kansas City)
Upcoming: Doctor Bartolo, The Barber of Seville (San Diego Opera); Bartolo, The Marriage of Figaro and Starveling, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Santa Fe Opera)

Last updated: September 2020

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); Papageno, The Magic Flute (Washington National Opera); Masetto, Don Giovanni (Grand-Theatre de Geneve)
Upcoming: Maximilian, Candide (Grand-Théâtre de Genève); Count Almaviva, The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Omaha, Madison Opera)

Last Updated: August 2020

Michael Adams

Belcore

Tess Altiveros

Gianetta

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

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: Clorinda, The Combat (’17)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Songs of Summer ('20); 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

David Hsieh

Actor

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

Hometown: Seattle WA
Seattle Opera Debut: Amelia (’10)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Actor, Charlie Parker’s Yardbird (’20); Supernumerary, Tosca, Don Giovanni, The Daughter of the Regiment, Rigoletto (‘14), Don Pasquale (YAP), Amelia.
Upcoming: Performer, City of Refuge (ReAct Theatre)

Last Updated: September 2020

David Hsieh

Actor

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 ('19); 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 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

Kyle Seago

Film Director

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

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Previously at Seattle Opera
The Elixir of Love
Recently:
 Tacoma Symphony, ODESZA, Seattle Theatre Group

Last Updated: December 2020

Kyle Seago

Film 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); 2021 Festival (Palm Beach Opera)

Last updated: December 2020 

Connie Yun

Lighting Designer

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

Valerie Muzzolini

Harp

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

Hometown: Nice, France

Valerie Muzzolini is principal harp of the Seattle Symphony, a position she has held since the age of 23. In demand both nationally and internationally, she has performed as a guest principal harp, an active chamber musicians, and soloist.

Last updated: October 2020

Valerie Muzzolini

Harp

Luke Fieweger

Bassoon

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

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Prior to joining the Seattle Symphony, Luke Fieweger completed the joint Bachelor of Arts/Masters of Music program between Harvard University and the New England Conservatory. His chamber music experience includes performances with members of the Chicago Symphony and others.

Last updated: October2020

Luke Fieweger

Bassoon

Alexander White

Trumpet

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

Hometown: Burke, VA

Alexander White returns to the Seattle Symphony as associate principal trumpet after being principal trumpet of the Malaysian Philharmonic and the Seoul Philharmonic. He is the winner of the 2009 Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Award (Winds Division), the first time a trumpet player ever placed in the competition.

Last updated: October 2020

Alexander White

Trumpet

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Costumes, Hair and Makeup Designer
Liesl Alice Gatcheco

Scenery and Props Designer
Doug Provost

Permission for the use of Grant Wood’s Farm Landscape painting in this production has been granted by Coe College. The painting is owned by Coe College and resides in the Coe College Permanent Collection of Art. Scenic backdrops and Gazebo owned by Utah Symphony|Utah Opera. Scenery Designed by Vicki Davis.

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