Submitted by the San Juan Community Theatre
One of the most popular operatic comedies in the last century and a half is the next to be presented in The Met: Live in HD series at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m.
Soprano Pretty Yende and tenor Matthew Polenzani star in Donizetti’s charming “L’Elisir D’Amore” — a comedy about two young lovers and the magic potion that may or may not bring them together. The Italian composer’s music is considered by many as the best of the bel canto tradition that reigned in Italian opera in the early 19th century, from funny patter songs to rich ensembles to wrenching melodies, including an aria considered one of the most beautiful ever written. The opera premiered at the Met in 1904.
Bartlett Sher’s present production is complete with deft comedic timing, yet also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.
Tickets for the screening are $20 for adults, $18 for members, and $10 for student reserved and are available at www.sjctheatre.org or at the SJCT Box Office 360-378-3210. Due to a financial agreement with The Met: Live in HD, no SJCT coupons are accepted for this event.