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.”