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The Elixir of Love

One Performance Only, December 1

The Elixir of Love Encounter

We invite you to travel to a glamorous 1950s seaside hotel to experience Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love in a part opera, part party, one night only event.


A handsome young waiter with a dubious bottle of magic elixir, a quack salesman with a naughty opportunity, a suave officer in hot pursuit, and a gorgeous girl around whom all of this mayhem spins.

Hop on your Vespa and travel to a glamorous 1950s seaside hotel to immerse yourself in the sexy world of Donizetti’s raucous comedy The Elixir of Love. Your Encounter begins with a fully-produced performance of scenes from the beginning of the opera, then you are whisked away to explore custom cocktails, marvelous mischief, and spectacular selfies inspired by the remainder of the opera in a transformed Opera House.

Part opera, part party, all fire. You won’t want to miss this one-night-only event! Some lobby experiences may contain adult content; recommended for audiences ages 21 and over.

Made Possible By

Made Possible By

The Elixir of Love Encounter is made possible, in part, by the Creative Edge Fund with major support from founding funders Carol and Dixon Doll, Peter Fenton and Kate Greer, and Bob Ellis.

The Elixir of Love is made possible, in part, by Jerome L. and Thao N. Dodson; the San Francisco Opera Guild; and Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem.