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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Opera!

February 12, 2019

Can love really be bottled in a magic potion? Find out this Saturday and Sunday, when Virginia Opera brings Donizetti’s most performed opera, The Elixir of Love, to the Center. With sparkling effervescent tunes and emotional melodies, the characters of this beloved production develop before your eyes in a most touching love story containing one of the most famous tenor arias of all time, “Una furtiva lagrima.” 

Check out Virginia Opera’s YouTube page to get a more exclusive look at The Elixir of Love.You can watch special production videos and see cast members Cecilia Violetta López (Adina), Carlos Enrique Santelli (Nemorino) and others answer the question, What’s Your Elixir?

Want to know more? Read’s preview article about this anticipated upcoming production. And make plans to arrive 45 minutes early for the performance so you can join Glenn Winters (a.k.a "Dr. Opera”) for an enlightening pre-performance discussion.

Virginia Opera
The Elixir of Love
February 16 at 8 p.m. & February 17 at 2 p.m.
Tickets and more information