Elisir dell'opera - "Elixir of the Opera"

Opera Caledonia is delighted to present “Elisir dell’opera” (Elixir of the Opera) on Friday 24th February at the Institut Français d’Écosse – an evening of operatic classics complemented by a specially curated, operatic themed drinks menu.

Award winning Australian Zoe Drummond, a gifted young soprano whose reputation as an artist of unique excellence has been celebrated and acknowledged worldwide, will be joined by Elizabeth Rowe, one of Britain’s finest repetiteurs, vocal coaches and pianists, with an international reputation for excellence.

Together they will present an enthralling evening of operatic classics and art song featuring the music of Puccini, Donizetti, Bellini, Rossini, Strauss and Bernstein amongst others. 

The evening will be complemented by a specially curated, operatic themed drinks menu – influenced by a selection of the musical works performed. Each audience member will be entitled to two pre-ordered drinks, included in the price of the ticket, to enjoy throughout the evening.

Drinks range from a classic Bellini Cocktail to a Spanish red, inspired by the dubious love tonic featured in Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore”. Non-alcoholic versions of all drinks are available as are a selection of soft drinks.

Instructions on how to pre-order your drinks via our website will be made available on confirmation of your ticket purchase.

Those who purchase tickets after 17th February will be able to pre-order from a reduced drinks menu. Instructions on how to pre-order you drinks via our website will be made available on confirmation of your ticket purchase.

The programme will feature “Quando m’en vo” from Puccini’s La bohème • “O mio babbino caro” from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi • “Prendi per me” from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and music from Der Rosenkavalier, The Snow Maiden, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Candide and Die Fledermaus amongst other items.

Children aged 12 and above are welcome to attend this recital. They must have their own ticket and sit next to an accompanying adult. Opera Caledonia concerts and events are run in complete compliance with all Scottish Government Covid-19 rules and regulations – providing audience members with peace of mind that they are in a safe environment. More details, including our refund policy, can be found on our website: www.operacaledonia.co.uk. Artists and programme are subject to alteration.

Elisir dell’opera
Friday 24th February 2023 – 7.30pm
Institut Français d’Écosse, W Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

£20.00 (includes two pre-ordered drinks)
Running time: approx 90mins incl. interval
book via eventbrite or operacaledonia@gmail.com