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Posted by on Oct 6, 2010 in Reviews | 0 comments

Free LOVE

Free LOVE

Jessica Lennick as Adrina and Norman Garrett as Belcore in Center City Opera Theater's production of The Elixir of Love. photo: Donald Groff

Jessica Lennick as Adina and Norman Garrett as Belcore in Center City Opera Theater's production of The Elixir of Love. photo: Donald Groff

Perhaps we cannot prevent global warming. Perhaps the different cultures around the world will continue to disagree. However, the Center City Opera Theater’s free performance of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love last Saturday in the Italian Market’s piazza was not only enjoyable and comic, but also felt like a force for good in the world. If, as many critics have claimed over the centuries, art has the power to improve humanity, people need access to it, and the crowd in the Market looked like they were having a great time. Please, you mysterious figures who are in charge of presenting opera to the public, continue to organize shows like this. Get more from Daniel Wallace of Phillyist.com at: http://phillyist.com/2010/09/27/phillyist_reviews_the_elixir_of_lov.php

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