Met Opera Live in HD to Stream Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore

February 01, 2018

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.