Italian Market serves opera

Adina (Jessica Lennick) lays into Nemorino (Giovanni Formisano).The opera unfolds under the gaze of Frank Rizzo, who knew about drama.Dr. Dulcamara (Jason Switzer) arrives, with potions to cure whatever ails you.An audience member enjoys the attention of Jessica Lennick in role of Adina.Tim Ribchester provides the energetic music, assisted by Jim Scanlan.Andrew Kurtz, artistic director of Center City Opera Theater, conducts.Members of the Center City Opera Theater perform the comic opera “Elixir of Love” on Saturday afternoon at the Italian Market in South Philadelphia, where about 250 audience members watched on the piazza at 9th and Montrose streets. In top photo, performers are (from left) Giovanni Formisano, Jessica Lennick and Norman Garrett.  Seated at right with baton is Andrew M. Kurtz, conductor and artistic director of the Center City Opera TheAdina restrains Sgt. Belcore (Norman Garrett).The performance concludes to applause and shouts of Bravo!ater.   The performance was free. About three minutes of my YouTube video from the second act of the show can be viewed by clicking here.


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