Matthew Polenzani and Bartlett Sher on L’Elisir d’Amore

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American tenor Matthew Polenzani discusses his starring role in the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night production of the comedy L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love). He’s joined by  Bartlett Sher, who is staging it, his first opening night production. This production brings out a political message about Italian independence in addition to the traditional love story of the libretto. The opera runs through October 13, then returns for two weeks in late January/early February.