Opera and a street fair

Jul 07, 2015 850

By Kim Himstreet

Portland Opera's 50th anniversary season will conclude on Saturday Aug. 1 with a celebration featuring a street fair and free outdoor simulcast of their final production of Gaetano Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love." While opera and a street fair might seem like an unusual pairing, Portland Opera ties it all together with a Wild West theme.

The street fair is the Opera's gift to the community as the capstone to their golden anniversary season. "The Elixir of Love," composed in 1832, tells the story of the lowly Nemorino who resorts to buying a love potion from the quack Doctor Dulcamara, and is transformed from doormat to dreamboat to win the heart of the wealthy Adina.

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