Elixir of Love

Elixir of Love

On the Stage

At the Mahalia Jackson Theater

Friday, April 4, 2025

6:30 PM Pre-Opera Party
6:30 PM Nuts and Bolts Lecture
7:30 PM Performance

Sunday, April 6, 2025

1:30 PM Pre-Opera Party
1:30 PM Nuts and Bolts Lecture
2:30 PM Performance

Join us for a post-show talkback immediately following the performances.

Elixir of Love

Gaetano Donizetti, Composer
Felice Romani, Librettist

Immerse yourself in a world of romance in a bustling Western town, as Nemorino, a hopelessly in love farmer, sets out to win the heart of the beautiful and wealthy Adina. Desperate for the hand of his true love, Nemorino turns to a mysterious elixir that takes him on a journey of hilarious antics, mischievous scheme, and intense anticipation. 

Don your cowboy hats and enjoy an evening of sparkling melodies and the infectious energy of Elixir of Love, opera’s most heartwarming comedy!


Lindsey Reynolds, Adina
Matthew Swensen, Nemorino
Ashraf Sewailam, Dulcamara
Laureano Quant, Belcore
Nicholas Fox, conductor
Ned Canty, stage director

Musical accompaniment provided by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Elixir of Love, Student Night Out

Wednesday, April 2, 2025 – 7:00 pm

This open dress rehearsal is free to groups of students and school chaperones. Registered students have the chance to experience the entire New Orleans Opera Season!

In the Community


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Community Converstation

Community Conversations takes a thematic topic from the season’s operas that impact our communities today. Let’s Talk!

Opera on Tap

March 26, 2025 @ The Domino
March 19, 2025 @ Abita Brew Pub

New Orleans Opera’s popular free concert series “Opera on Tap” returns in 2024-2025! 

Meet The Artists.

Matthew Swensen


Ashraf Sewailam


Nicolas Fox


Ned Canty

Stage Director

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

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