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The two faces of Don Pasquale

Interview with Michele Pertusi — By Anna Schauder

A specialist of the Italian repertoire, Michele Pertusi discusses the character of Don Pasquale, a touching and authoritarian old man, caught up in the web of his own entourage. Both comical and dramatic, Donizetti's work marks the return of Neapolitan buffa to the stage of the Opéra Bastille. Directed by Damiano Michieletto, this cruel farce enters the repertoire of the Paris Opera under the baton of Evelino Pidò.    

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