“The Elixir of Love,” a story about a fake love potion that leads all of Italian composer Donizetti’s characters into unexpected situations and romantic entanglements, graced the stage of Howard Auditorium on Jan. 22.
“The Elixir of Love” was brought to ABAC by the Peach State Opera Company, a company founded in 2009 that brings the fun and excitement of full size operas to small towns throughout Georgia and the surrounding states.
The event was part of the annual “ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series,” and was filled with love triangles, con men, and inspiring music guaranteed to entertain people of all ages.
The opera was written in only six weeks by Gaetano Donizetti. The two-act comic opera was said by ABAC Arts Connection Director Wayne Jones to be the most often performed opera in Italy between 1838 and 1848. It has still been constantly used in the international opera repertory.
The next events scheduled for the ABAC arts series include, The California Guitar Trio on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in Howard Auditorium, and the Ron Westray-Thomas Heflin Quintet on April 16 at 7 p.m. in Howard Auditorium.
Tickets will be sold at the door for each show; Jones encourages advance purchase of tickets to ensure seating for patrons. Individual tickets for each event are $15 for adults and $10 for students under 18 years of age. Tickets can be purchased online at www.purplepass.com/abac or by phone at (229) 391-4895.