Palm Theatre  |  721 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 

Monday, July 18 at 6pm 
Tickets available at the door
$20-adults, $15-students/children

Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star as Adina and Nemorino, two villagers who form an unlikely romance with the help of a mysterious “elixir of love” that bears a suspicious resemblance to French wine.  Donizetti’s comedy, a staple of the repertory at opera houses around the world, features one of the most famous tenor arias in history, “Una furtiva lagrima.”  Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher (The King and I on Broadway, the Met’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Le Comte Ory) has created a production for the opera that explores the depth of feeling between the characters, and is set in mid-19th-century Italy, the time and place of the opera’s composition.  The opera co-stars Mariusz Kwiecien as Adina’s swaggering fiancé, the soldier Belcore, and Ambrogio Maestri as the potion-peddling traveling salesman Doctor Dulcamara.