november, 2017

03nov7:30 pmGaetano Donizetti's L'elisir d'amoreOpera Idaho


Event Details

One of opera’s most endearing comedies, L’elisir d’amore features tenor Thomas Glenn and the country-bumpkin Nemorino, Christopher Job as the slippery Dulcamara and the Boise baritone Jason Detwiler as the braggadocious Belcore. This production has been updated to the late 1940s or early 1950s. The setting, Adina’s Nightclub at the end of the USO nightclub craze, allows the drama to unfold both “onstage” and “offstage” as we watch big production numbers, as well as intimate moments. Adina is the proprietor of the nightclub and their star chanteuse. Nemorino is the janitor, smitten with his boss. Gianetta is the head waiter and leader of the club’s chorus. Dulcamara is a traveling snake-oil salesman who has come to town with his two assistants. And Belcore is an army officer on leave before his deployment. This production, originally staged for the Resonance Works Pittsburg, won the American Prize in Opera Performance in 2015.


(Friday) 7:30 pm


Stephens Performing Arts Center

1002 Sam Nixon Ave., Pocatello, ID