Archived: DON PASQUALE
Donizetti’s comic opera brought to you LIVE from the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE in Covent Garden.
Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.
Music Gaetano Donizetti Libretto Giovanni Ruffini and Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor Evelino Pidò Director Damiano Michieletto
Don Pasquale Bryn Terfel Norina Olga Peretyatko
Ernesto Ioan Hotea Malatesta Mariusz Kwiecień
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Approximate running time 2 hrs 30 min
Doors and Bar open 6.45 pm
Curtain rises 7.30 pm