On Saturday, March 8th 2014 Opera New Hampshire presented L’Elisir d’Amore; what a performance! How wonderful it was to see our members, students and friends of Opera NH in the audience.  After the show our audience had the chance to meet and greet some of the actors.  How great it was to see some of the “selfies” being taken as well as autographs being signed for our opera fans.

Currently we are putting the final touches on our programming for next season.  Be sure to visit our website again soon for all the details.



L’Elisir d’Amore – March 8th 2014

Sick of all the snow?  Cold weather got you down?  Join us on Saturday, March 8th for an amazing performance of L’Elisir d’Amore.  The show begins at 7:00 pm, tickets may be purchased through the or by calling 603-668-5588.  See you soon!Elixer of Love 2014 (178)


Post Holiday/Cold Weather Blues?

Have the mid-winter blues hit you yet?  Tired of this cold weather?  We’ve got something to warm you up and start your new year off right!  Mark your calendars for our February 1st performance of Carmen.

Set in the 19th Century Seville, a soldier is engaged to his childhood sweetheart, but is seduced by the sultry Gypsy, Carmen.  Obsessed, Don Jose gives up his career and his fiancee for the love of the Gypsy…

Want to find out what happens?  Join us as we present this story of lust, jealousy and tragedy set to the timeless music of Georges Bizet.  Sung in French with English surtitles.

To purchase tickets contact the Palace Theatre by calling 603-668-5588 or purchase online at


Fabulous Evening at Art and Soul Auction

For all of those who attended the Art and Soul event, thank you for your support.  What a wonderful night of music, networking and supporting our local arts!  Thank you to Jane Cormier for the wonderful vocalists who’s performances brought chills down my spine!  Congratulations to the big bidders and winners of the wonderful auction items.  I personally look forward seeing our winning bidders perform their walk on and extra roles at our February and March performances.

baskets           MadamaButterfly


Exciting News: 50th Anniversary Events

Our Staff and Board of Directors have been busy planning a great 2013-2014 schedule for you!  Mark your calendars for the upcoming events!


February 1, 2014  7:00 PM (please note this is a Saturday performance)


In 19th century Seville, a soldier, Don Jose is engaged to his childhood sweetheart, Micaela but is seduced by the sultry Gypsy, Carmen. Obsessed, Don Jose gives up his career and his fiancée for the love of the Gypsy. Carmen, however, has her sights set on the toreador, Escamillo and taunts Don Jose to the point of madness. Join us as we present this story of lust, jealousy and tragedy set to the timeless music of Georges Bizet.


March 8, 2014  7:00 PM (please note this is a Saturday performance!)

Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore

Nemorino, a peasant, is in love with the wealthy landowner Adina, but she has eyes only for dashing Sergeant Belcore. Dr Dulcamara, a quack doctor, sells Nemorino a love potion (actually, cheap wine) that will cause Adina to fall in love with him within a day. When Adina announces that she is to marry Belcore in six days, Nemorino is confident the elixir will work in time. But Belcore’s regiment is called away and the wedding brought forward to that very afternoon. Desperate for money to buy more of the potion, Nemorino enlists and takes the king’s shilling, unaware that his uncle has died, leaving him a fortune. The village girls are immediately attracted to Nemorino, though he believes it is the potion rather than the money that has attracted them. But Nemorino has spied a tell-tale tear in Adina’s eye – she has been touched by his devotion. Adina buys Nemorino’s discharge from the army, rejects Belcore, and the couple are united. Dr Dulcamara’s elixir has worked!