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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Presents

The Elixir Of Love

Oct 23 & Oct 24

Schuster Center


Dayton Opera launches its season with Gaetano Donizetti’s lighthearted romantic comedy THE ELIXIR OF LOVE. Nemorino, a love-struck young farmer, sighs for the lovely landowner Adina, but is too shy to tell her. Thinking he is outclassed, he is utterly hopeless when Adina responds to the sexy swagger of the conceited Sergeant Belcore, until the sly traveling salesman Dr. Dulcamara produces a magic tonic (that is nothing more than a bottle of cheap red wine!). In a contemporary setting that is sure to intoxicate all audiences, THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is a dazzling bel canto jewel that proves true love is the most powerful potion of all!

Age Recommendation

All audience members must have a ticket, regardless of age. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at most Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presentations.


Sign interpretation and/or audio description available upon request. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets from Dayton Live. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.


The Arts Garage, on the northwest corner of Second and Ludlow Streets, open for all performances at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, and PNC Arts Annex. The Arts Garage is owned and operated by Dayton Live, so parking there actually helps support the arts venues used by all our great arts organizations. For more parking information, visit our Directions & Parking page.

Ticket Information

Dayton Live is the only outlet authorized to sell tickets to events at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, PNC Arts Annex, and The Loft Theatre. To learn more about Season Tickets, gift certificates, and Ticket Office hours, call 937-228-3630 or visit

Health & Safety

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COVID-19 Ticket Guarantee

If you feel that COVID-19 conditions make it unsafe for you to attend a performance/event in one of our venues, you have several options! Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 Ticket Guarantee.

Group Tickets

Want to bring a group? Visit our group information page or call 937-228-7591, ext. 3074.

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