San Francisco Opera is doing Elixir. We are doing Elixir. Theirs is taking place in Napa. Ours in “The Valley of Heart’s Delight”. Theirs took place in 1915 . Ours? Early 20th century.

You can see both acts done Northwestern University School of Music style via YouTube. They appear to take place in the old west. Hmmm.

ACT ONE

ACT TWO

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  1. I was happy to discover, in the first meeting with our director, that ours takes place in 1895 (I had originally heard early 20th century). I think it was moved because they needed a reason to have soldiers, so they chose the Spanish-American War (whereas SFO has WWI).

    See? COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! :-)

  2. Well now … that changes everything! AND we are “ahead” of them, too. ;-)

    I missed today, since I had UCSC. Hope it all went well. Did you get through it all? (We haven’t managed yet … Kalmus parts are full of errors, of course!)