THE ELIXIR OF LOVE Adina, the feisty local beauty, charms every man in her path including the slightly hopeless Nemerino. However she hardly notices him. So, when a traveling quack rolls into town with a cartload of “love potions” (hmmm, looks suspiciously like old Bordeaux wine...), this smitten young man rushes to be his first customer. Donizetti’s light-hearted gem is filled with comical mishaps, trickery, romance, and a touch of magic. Don’t miss this hilarious Valentine’s Day treat, the first of two “Discover Donizetti” operas offered during Season 35. [more...]


Brian Clay Luedloff: Artistic Director, Opera Fort Collins Welcome to Opera Fort Collins’ Season 35! We are excited to open with​ ​FOLLIES, ​ ​Stephen Sondheim​ ​and James Goldman's rarely performed opera​ ​ noir.​ ​This production reflects​ ​the OFC ​ ​commitment to explore the broad range of American opera through our American Opera Initiative: opera on American subjects, by American composers, and for American audiences. ​ ​Then we are off to explore the incredible range of Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti. In early February, enjoy a new English translation of his comic opera ​"​The Elixir of Love.​"​ Just in time for​ ​the season of lo​ve - it's our little​ ​Valentine's Day gift​ ​to you! ​ ​ Our season finale showcases Donizetti's dramatic talent with the dark Scottish tragedy ​ "​Lucia di Lammermoor. ​"​ As always,​ ​our productions offer something for everyone — even those who think they don’t like opera! [more...]


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