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The Elixir of Love

20 June 2023 |7:00 pm - 25 June 2023 |3:00 pm

The 2nd Essex Summer Opera Festival offers the Donizetti's The Elixir of Love created by Wild Arts Full of love, romance and a sprinkling of comedy on 22nd, 24th and 25th June NEW DATE: Tuesday 20th June - Preview

The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti

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Tuesday 20 June     7pm  Preview Night   Book Tickets Now

Thursday 22 June   7pm   –   Book Tickets now 

Saturday  24 June    6pm   (with long Interval for Picnics) –  Book Tickets Now

Sunday     25 June     3pm  –  Book Tickets Now


We are delighted to welcome back Wild Arts for the second season of the Essex Summer Opera Festival. Bring your picnic to have on the lawn, and enjoy the performance in the Opera Barn.  Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love is one of the great Italian operas – full of tunes, romance, and mischievous comedy.

Fully staged in costume, sung in English by a stunning cast from major opera houses, directed by Guido Martin-Brandis, and with chamber orchestra conducted by Orlando Jopling.

The sparkling comedy of the hapless Nemorino, hopelessly in love with the beautiful Adina, will be brought to life by an outstanding young cast of singers including rising star soprano Galina Averina.

A fine young cast excel, with engaging energy and superb singing. ★★★★ The Guardian on our Così fan tutte last year

Wild Arts’ opera evenings are of a breathtakingly high, ROH-level musical standard – gorgeous  musicians and mischievously well acted. I’d follow them anywhere. Libby Purves

We recommend you book soon. The performances last year played to packed houses and this year’s Saturday night is already selling well so we are expecting a sellout.

Tickets from £25. Boxes available.

Families are especially welcome on the 3pm Sunday matinee on 24th June, for which tickets will be £10 for everyone under the age of 26. This performance had a waiting list last year, so do please book soon to make sure of your seat.

Primary schools are be invited for free to the schools dress rehearsal at 11am on Thursday 15th June. If you know of any schools which might like to take up this offer, please get in touch with Wild Arts via their website or via info@wildarts.org.uk

Director Guido Martin-Brandis

Conductor Orlando Jopling  

Translation Kelley Rourke

Adina Galina Averina

Nemorino Thomas Elwin

Belcore James Atkinson

Dulcamara Alex Jones

Gianetta Sofia Kirwin-Baez

Lauretta Rebecca Milford


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The Elixir of Love

20 June 2023 |7:00 pm - 25 June 2023 |3:00 pm


20 June 2023 |7:00 pm
25 June 2023 |3:00 pm
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