The Elixir of Love
DECEMBER 31, 2014 • JANUARY 4, 2015
Eugene Opera’s 38th season opens on New Year’s Eve with Gaetano Donizetti’s sparkling romantic comedy The Elixir of Love. Based on the classic tale of a boy who loves a girl who won’t give him the time of day, the operatic twist is the magical elixir that turns the tide in his favor. Eugene Opera’s production features Chad Johnson - the “blond hunk with a bright tenor sound” - as the lovestruck but poor Nemorino who pines after the rich and beautiful Adina, portrayed by charming soprano Angela Theis. The role of shifty Dr. Dulcimara, the instigator of mischief, will be sung by baritone Marco Nistico.
Demon Barber of Fleet Street
MARCH 13 & 15, 2015
Eugene Opera premiers Stephen Sondheim’s ever popular musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a musical study in both the dark side of revenge and the redeeming power of love. Opening with the chorus singing “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd” setting the scene, the opera quickly turns to the madcap Mrs. Lovett and her pie shop. As Todd exacts his revenge and seeks to reclaim his daughter from the grasp of corrupt Judge Turpin, he encounters those who stole his peaceful life from him with dark and dire consequences—for them. The love between his daughter Johanna and young Anthony shines like a ray of hope in what Hal Prince has called an allegory of Capitalism’s selfish qualities. This production features Christopher Burchett as Todd, Anne Allgood as Mrs. Lovett, and Jake Gardner as Judge Turpin sharing the stage with a full ensemble of Eugene’s best talent.
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