The Santa Fe Opera is stopping in Clovis during its tour through New Mexico and Texas — part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series.
The opera will offer free public concerts as well as daytime performances for students.
The performances for students will be an adaptation of Donizetti’s comedy “The Elixir of Love.”
The opera tells the story of young farmer, Nemorino, who is hopelessly in love with beautiful, rich landowner, Adina, and the lengths he goes to win her hand.
In adapting the piece for the tour, director Kathleen Clawson has updated it to a modern Western setting.
The public concerts will include the adaptation of “The Elixir of Love” as the first half of the program. The second half is comprised of popular arias and songs.
Participants in this year’s tour are soprano Ashley Logan, tenor Jon-Michael Ball, baritone Michael Nyby, and pianist and music director Kirt Pavitt.
Guests will have an opportunity to meet and visit with the performers at a reception held in the Eula Mae Edwards Museum following the show.
What: Santa Fe Opera Spring Tour
When: 1 p.m. for students and 7 p.m. April 17
Where: Clovis Community College Town Hall