The Woodlands, Texas – Beautifully written melodies and charming arias come to life as the Houston Grand Opera presents “The Elixir of Love” May 26 at 8 p.m. at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and sponsored by The Wortham Foundation.

In one of Donizetti’s most beloved comic operas, a love-stuck young man is determined to win the affections of the village beauty. Knowing she  favors the attention of a boastful Captain, there’s only one thing to do – employ the help of a scheming traveling doctor and his cure-all “magic” potion.

Tickets are $20 for orchestra seating and the lawn and mezzanine are free. Tickets are not required for free seating. Pre-performance activities begin at 7 p.m. in the North Plaza and include The Pavilion Partners arts & crafts booth and Instrument Petting Zoo as well as activities by Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands, Woodforest National Bank, Fogo de Chao, Fidelity and Tommy Bahama. At all performing arts shows, guests are welcome to bring a picnic from home or their favorite restaurant to enjoy in their seat or on the lawn. Keep in mind, however, that beverages are not allowed to be brought into The Pavilion. Lawn chairs are also provided free for this event.

Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at Ticketmaster.com and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's 2017 Performing Arts Season is sponsored by Huntsman, The Woodlands Development Company, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Woodforest National Bank, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, The Wortham Foundation, The Pavilion Partners, Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands, United Airlines and Live Nation. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion acknowledges the financial support of The Woodlands Township that is generated by the Event Admissions Tax for its performing arts and educational outreach programs.

If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org or look for The Pavilion on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, or download The Pavilion’s iOS or Android app.

For a full list of performing arts events, click here.

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Opened in 1990, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions. 


2017 Performing Arts Season Generously Sponsored By

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors / Huntsman Sponsors | Woodlands Development Company Sponsors | Texas Children's HospitalSponsors | Mercedes Benz

Sponsors | United Airlines Sponsors | The Wortham Foundation Sponsors | Woodlands Township Sponsors | Pavilion Partners

2017 Live Nation Venue Sponsors

Sponsors | Live Nation Sponsors | Pepsi Sponsors | Woodforest Naitonal Bank Sponsors | Xfinity Sponsors | Jack Daniels

Sponsors | Citi Sponsors | Bud Light