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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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