Our main-stage season at The Grand begins with Donizetti’s charming L’Elisir
d’amore (The Elixir of Love). L’Elisir was last performed at OperaDelaware in
1979 – at this time, the role of Nemorino was a calling card for the great
Luciano Pavarotti (sadly, we couldn’t afford him!) This year, we bring you
young William Davenport – a tenor destined for great things, who is routinely
compared to the late, great Pavarotti.
Sharin Apostolou sings the role of Adina, Metropolitan Opera Baritone Trevor
Scheunemann sings Belcore, and basso-buffo Stephen Eisenhard will delight us
with the quack Dr. Dulcamara. Maestro Jerome Shannon conducts, and Dean Anthony
will direct this production – with gorgeous traditional sets and costumes from
the Sarasota Opera. The Elixir is the cure for what ails you! Performances are
October 11 at 8pm and October 13 at 2pm.