Don pasquale

Gaetano Donizetti

Palais Garnier - from 09 June to 12 July 2018

Don Pasquale

Opera in three acts

Music
Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto
Giovanni Ruffini
Gaetano Donizetti

In Italian

Conductor
Evelino Pidò
Director
Damiano Michieletto
Don Pasquale
Michele Pertusi
Dottor Malatesta
Florian Sempey
Ernesto
Lawrence Brownlee
Norina
Nadine Sierra
Un notario
Frédéric Guieu
Set design
Paolo Fantin
Costume design
Agostino Cavalca
Lighting design
Alessandro Carletti
Chorus master
Alessandro Di Stefano

Orchestre et Chœurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

Coproduction with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

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I may well be mature of age, but I’m still well preserved, and as far as strength and sprightliness go, I’ve enough, and some to spare.

DON PASQUALE, ACTE I, SCÈNE 3

“Foolish indeed is he who marries in old age.” Thus ends Don Pasquale: with a wise dictum not lacking in irony that sums up the disappointments of its hero, a rich bachelor keen to marry who is deceived by his nephew Ernesto and his young bride-to-be Norina. First performed in Paris in 1843, at the turning point of several eras, Don Pasquale, a composite and varied work, is the apotheosis of opera buffa. Performed for the first time at the Paris Opera, the production has been entrusted to the Italian director, Damiano Michieletto, who transports us directly to the sincerity and dramatic splendour at the heart of an apparently light‑hearted work.

Sales open on 05 December 2017
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