On Stage

Opera Idaho: Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore

When: Fri., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 8, 2:30 p.m. 2017

In the 1959 song, "Love Potion No. 9," an unlucky-in-love young man buys an elixir on the promise it will help him find a partner. It backfires, and soon he's kissing "everything in sight." A similar problem is at the center of L'Elisir D'Amore, which kicks off the Opera Idaho 2017-18 season. Nemorino (tenor Thomas Glenn) is in love with Adina (soprano Cecilia Violetta Lopez). The purchase of a potion—really just hooch—from Dr. Dulcamara (bass baritone Christopher Job) boosts Nemorino's confidence, but the bombastic Belcore (baritone Jason Detwiler) blows into town and asks Adina to marry him. See if Nemorino gets the girl or kisses everything in sight in this comedic opera by Gaetano Donizetti. Plus, meet the performers and enjoy wine and desserts at Celebration at Chandi after the Oct. 6 show. (Tickets for the Celebration are $50.)

Price: $24-$72