LAS VEGAS--The Gaetano Donizetti opera "The Elixir of Love" sung in English opens theUNLV Opera Theater Season at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 1999, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Pahrump Valley Winery will be hosting a wine tasting receptionay 6:30 p.m. This love story is about a boy who has nothing and a girl who has everything. It is the 'elixir of love' that brings them together. Performances run Nov. 5, 6, and 7 in the Judy Bayley Theatre.

The production is directed by Dean Lundquist, who asks,"What if good old American ingenuity really had perfected an elixir of love? Just think of all the problems it could solve. Have a fight with your spouse? Gulp down some elixir! Maybe we could even eliminate war if we poured it in supplies of drinking water. However I feel that what Gaetano Donizetti and Felice Romani his librettist were really trying to tell us is that true love is blind, The only recipe for love is a heaping helping of passion, a great deal of hope and a whole lot of sincerity."

The music for this production is conducted by George Stelluto with choreography by Phoebe Newsted. The cast includes Lillian Roberts, Jennifer Earl, Jennifer Barton, Jamie Hartman, Danielle Spiziri, Scott Noonan, Stephen Wallace, Garfield Hammonds, III, Tony Barton, Ed Corpus, and Travis Lewis.

Admission price is $10 for adults $8 for seniors and $5 for students and faculty with their ID. For more information, call the UNLV Performing Arts Box Office at 895-ARTS or Dilliard's Department Store at (800) 654-9545