Mid-week in a Sydney pub – glasses tinkling, steak sizzling . . . and the divine melodies of an opera begin and a fully costumed cast appear! As the sublime music begins, a touch of narration is added and a favourite opera comes to life. Get up close to the thrill of live performance and Opera Bites invites you to join them for a relaxed drink and a meal whilst enjoying some of the opera world’s favourite music – Opera Bites promises even the non-opera-lover will enjoy an evening in Opera Bites style!
Opera Bites returns to The Roxbury Hotel with The Elixir of Love, one of Donizetti’s most delightful bel canto comic operas. Sung in English, this 90-minute version tells the story of a country bumpkin (Nemorino, sung by Peter-John Layton) who wins the hard-to-get heart of the girl he adores (Adina sung by Elli Bortolotti), aided by a “magic potion” and a travelling quack (Dulcamara sung by Murray Dahm). This charming comedy with its glittering arias bubbles along as the “elixir” causes as many problems as it solves.
Tickets: Standard Ticket $45 + booking fee (show only)/ Student/Senior/Concession Ticket = $40 + booking fee (show only)
Book at www.operabites.com.au