Gaetano Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (The elixir of love)

Many thanks to our Artists, Musicians, and Supporters who made Opera 2017 happen!

A totally immersive experience. Hilarious. In your face. Fun.

Andrew Nienaber

Andrew Nienaber

Unlike any other opera experience, this romantic comedy puts you in the center of the action, with complementary charcuterie and wine with premium seating.

Directed by: Andrew Nienaber
Conducted by: Maria Sensi Sellner
Hubbard Hall Mainstage
$60 Premium Seating with complementary charcuterie and wine,
$45 Riser Seating, $25 Students.

Maria Sensi Sellner

Wednesday, August 9 at 7pm (Final Dress/PWYW)
Friday, August 11 at 7pm Opening Night
Saturday, August 12 at 7pm
Wednesday, August 16 at 7pm
Friday, August 18 at 7pm
Sunday, August 20 at 2pm

Please CALL 518-677-2495 or purchase online one of our special

$150 for Individuals
(Premium seat, dinner Round House Bakery Cafe, and a room at Motel Cambridge)
$250 for Couples
(Premium seats, dinner for two at Round House Bakery Cafe, and a room at Motel Cambridge)

A 15% discount is offered to groups of 10 or more for performances or performances plus dinner.  Call the Hall to reserve in advance: 518-677-2495.

Christopher Lucier in 2015’s Rigoletto

Written over the course of only 6 weeks in 1832, this romantic comedy remains one of the most-performed operas to this day, due in no small part to highly relatable characters and the ever-relevant theme of falling in love. Willing to try anything to win the affection of the self-motivated and fiercely independent Adina, Nemorino, the young admirer spends a fortune on a “love potion” sold by Dulcamara, a traveling charlatan who capitalizes on the desperate and naive. Will Adina choose Nemorino, the local villager with nothing to offer but his affections, or Belcore, the confident and cocky military sergeant who is quick to propose and leads a life of adventure? And what of Dulcamara and his potions?

Patrick McNally and Andrew Adelsberger in 2013’s The Barber of Seville

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, this charismatic classic will make you smile and celebrate the awkward joy of falling in love.

Principal Casting
Adina – Lindsay Ohse
Nemorino – Christopher Lucier
Sgt. Belcore – Patrick McNally
Dulcamara – Andrew Adelsberger
Gianetta – Rebecca Shorstein

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Host your very own opera singer!

We’ve been remarkably fortunate to have housing hosts welcome artists into their homes to help make each season a success! We love making Art & Community Happen, but we can’t do it without YOU! Please email with the subject “Housing” if you would like to open your home to host a singer or musician next summer, or even an artist during the regular theater season. More info on Artist Housing below!

Artists for the 2017 summer season will need a place to stay in the Cambridge area for some or all of the time between July 15 and August 21 for the performances of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. In every case, Hubbard Hall will honor the specific time frame that works with the host family. We will always be in contact in advance of the guest’s arrival to confirm the dates and then put you directly in touch with your guest to work out any details by July 1.  Hubbard Hall artists will be at least 18 years old and we will honor any requests to house a person of a certain age or gender.

Artists may share rooms, as long as we can assign roommates in advance. They expect to share bathrooms and are willing to bring their own linens & towels, but will need some shared access to a kitchen & cooking utensils. Internet and laundry access is not required, but is appreciated. Transportation and meals are not required of the host family, but are always welcomed. You may not see much of your house guest as rehearsals generally start by noon and will finish after 10pm.

If requested, Hubbard Hall will hire a house cleaner for the hosts after the stay of their guest/s. Hosts receive a complementary bottle of wine upon the arrival of their guest/s and are invited to our special premium seating for a performance. Hosts will receive two complimentary tickets to the performance of their choice, but must call the Hall to reserve in advance. Should there be any problem over the course of the homestay, we will be available via phone or email to help resolve the issue. After the departure of the artist, we will follow up with all of our hosts to request feedback and make sure that the homestay went well.

In addition to maintaining an excellent music festival in the Cambridge Valley, as a host you have the opportunity to get to know interesting musicians and actors from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Many of the friendships formed during these homestays have spanned years and some musicians have even relocated to this region because of the outpouring of welcome they received during their first stay. We couldn’t do this without you.

Special thanks to all of our housing hosts for HHOT 2017!
These hosts help us make this season a success by welcoming our cast members into their own homes.

This year’s hosts include:
David Bayne, David and Deb Borthwick, Ed and Lane Bruske, Joanne and David Fuller, Alex & Paula Hillis, Nancy Krauss, Christine Congelesi-Lulla, Barbara Simoneau, George and Sue Vanhook, and Anita Witten.



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