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Beautiful singing, according to Sir Richard Bonynge

Beautiful singing embodies what illustrious conductor and pianist Sir Richard Alan Bonynge and his late wife, Dame Joan Sutherland, a celebrated singer, brought to the stage for more than 50 years.

After a gentle coaxing from good friend and vocal master Marlena Malas, Bonynge makes his first visit to Chautauqua’s grounds, as he imparts invaluable wisdom on young vocalists.

The Voice Program is performing Gaetano Donizetti’s bel canto-inspired L’elisir d’amore at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Fletcher Hall. It will be the second consecutive night, featuring an alternate cast from Wednesday night’s performance.

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Belcore (Jarrett Ott) woos Adina (Elizabeth Zharoff) with a flower in a scene from Gaetano Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, performed by School of Music students tonight (with above cast) and Thursday evening in Fletcher Music Hall. Photo by Lauren Rock.

School of Music prepares two stagings, with two different casts, of Donizetti’s ‘elisir’

Opera director John Giampietro concocts a sweet and wild elixir with a cinematic twist.

The early 19th century comic opera L’elisir d’amore, by Gaetano Donizetti, comes to life at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Thursday in Fletcher Music Hall.

“We fall in love with the cinema,” Giampietro said about updating the opera to modern times. “And that’s our idea of romance. And that’s what we aspire to; it’s our ideal.”

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