On the Campus of SUNY Geneseo overlooking the beautiful Genesee River Valley

Your High Note of Summer

Gaetano Donizetti’s | The Elixir of Love

Sung in Italian with projected English supertitles

It’s the roaring 20’s and Nemorino is forlorn yet deeply in love with Adina, the beautiful owner of a newspaper by day and speakeasy by night who is not impressed with this teetotalling stock room boy.

But she is very curious about Sergeant Belcore…maybe it’s the uniform!

Poor Nemorino hardly stands a chance. But there's somebody who can set things right...

Along comes Dulcamara, a con man bootlegger and purveyor of a magic "elixir" that’s really a nice red wine (Finger Lakes Red perhaps?) Nemorino has faith, drinks up and becomes, well, a “Casanova.”  Can Adina resist? 

Adults: $50/$35 | Students: $40/$25

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Musical Revue
A Grand Night for Singing

The Doty Recital hall will showcase the Tony-nominated musical revue that highlights some of the famous duo's most loved collaborations. “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Oh what a beautiful morning,” “Shall We Dance” to name a few.

(Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Musical Arrangements by Fred Wells, Orchestration by Michael Gibson and Jonathan Tunick, Conceived by Walter Bobbie.  Originally produced by Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City 1993)

Adults: $40 | Students: $25

The Elixir of Love

Friday, August 7th | 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 9th | 2:00 pm

A Grand Night for Singing

Thursday, August 6th | 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 8th | 7:30 pm

Elixer's Main Cast


Andrea Carroll
As Adina

Rolando Sanz
As Nemorino

Corey Crider
As Dulcamara

Liam Bonner
As Belcore

E. Loren Meeker - Stage DirectorLaura Fine Hawkes - Scenic DesignerErik Teague - Costume Designer
Nic Minetor - Lighting DesignerTodd Rhoades - Choreographer

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All photographs on this website courtesy of Keith Walters