Met Opera Live in HD to Stream Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore
11 a.m. Feb. 10, 2018
Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera L’Elisir d’Amore will be live streamed on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Grinnell College, as part of the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD program. The opera will start at 11 a.m. in the Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell.
Alex McHattie, the principal double bassist with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, will give the opera talk at 10:30 a.m. in the Harris Center Cinema.
Since its world premiere in Milan in 1831, L’Elisir dAmore has been one of the most popular operatic comedies in the world. It combines a beautiful score with a lighthearted love story between Nemorino, a poor peasant, and Adina, a beautiful landowner.
Domingo Hindoyan conducts. Pretty Yende stars as the captivating Adina in her Met debut of this character. Matthew Polenzani reprises his 2012 Met role of Nemorino.
The New York Times called Yende’s performance “a winning combination of elegance and spunk. . . . Ms. Yende sang beautifully from the start, gaining warmth and depth as nonchalance and flirtatiousness developed into love.”
Refreshments will be available for sale in the lobby of the cinema before each opera and during intermission.
Tickets are available at the Pioneer Bookshop, 933 Main St., and at the door on the day of the show. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, children, and Met Opera members.
The Office of the President has generously funded tickets for Grinnell College faculty, staff, and students, and tickets are available for free at all locations. Family members not employed by the college are required to purchase tickets.
Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations.
This venue is equipped with an induction hearing loop system, which enables individuals with hearing aids set to T-Coil to hear the program.
The College welcomes the presence of minors at all age-appropriate public events and for informal visits, with the understanding that a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult assumes full responsibility for their child’s safety and behavior during such visits or events. In these cases, the College expects that an adult responsible for the visiting child takes measures to ensure the child’s safety and sees that the child complies with directions of College personnel. Grinnell College is not responsible for supervision of minors on campus.