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Jun 2 2022

Opera UCLA Presents The Elixir of Love

The Elixir of Love (Illustration: Jeff Hinchee)
(Illustration: Jeff Hinchee - "Aging Without Anxiety")
Orchestra Room – SMB 1343

Opera UCLA presents Donizetti’s evergreen comedy The Elixir of Love in a new production by UCLA alumnus stage director James Darrah. Focusing on the singers, Darrah reveals the complexities and challenges of learning to love when you feel that no one cares. This production is performed with piano accompaniment and will be conducted by Opera UCLA music director Rakefet Hak. Guest tenor Arnold Livingston Geis stars as the lovesick but persistent Nemorino for two of the four performances.

Seating is extremely limited for each performance. Advance RSVP is strongly suggested.

Four Performances:

Thursday, June 2, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, June 3, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 5, 1:00 p.m.

Seating is extremely limited for each performance.

This event is made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2022 - 23 Dobrow Series.


Tickets are required for each performance as seating is limited. Admission is free. Register here to reserve your tickets:

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Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.