New West tenor onstage in The Elixir of Love

Whether you’re an opera aficionado or a curious newcomer, this concert may be just the ticket.

A New Westminster singer is part of a concert presentation of The Elixir of Love, onstage in Vancouver on Saturday, Dec. 7. The comic opera by Gaetano Donizetti remains one of the composer’s most-loved operas. It tells the tale of Nemorino, a peasant who’s in love with Adina, a wealthy landowner.

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Tenor Thomas Lamont – known in New West for past performances with Royal City Musical Theatre and the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra, among others – is onstage as Nemorino. Tamar Simon is Adina, with Geoffrey Schellenberg singing the roles of Belcore and Dulcamara.

Perri Lo is the pianist.

“This one-hour abridged opera with narration is great for first-time operagoers, and passionate opera lovers of Donizetti’s famous arias, duets and trios,” says a press release.

The performance is on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Aberthau Community Centre, 4397 West Second Ave., Vancouver.

Seating is limited, so reserve space at Admission is by donation.


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