Palm Theatre | 721 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO
Monday, July 18 at 6pm
Tickets available at the door
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.