don pasquale

Gaetano Donizetti

Palais Garnier - from 22 March to 16 April 2019

Photo © Dirk Kome

Don Pasquale

Opera in three acts

Music
Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto
Giovanni Ruffini
Gaetano Donizetti

In Italian

Conductor
Michele Mariotti
Director
Damiano Michieletto
Don Pasquale
Michele Pertusi
Dottor Malatesta
Mariusz Kwiecień
Ernesto
Javier Camarena
Norina
Pretty Yende
Un notario
Frédéric Guieu
Set design
Paolo Fantin
Costume design
Agostino Cavalca
Lighting design
Alessandro Carletti
Video
rocafilm
Chorus master
Alessandro Di Stefano

Coproduction avec le Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Londres
et le teatro Massimo, Palerme
French and English surtitles

Orchestre et Choeurs de l’Opéra national de Paris

about


Don Pasquale, an old greybeard, decides to take a wife in order to overturn his nephew Ernesto’s plans. Ernesto, however, with the help of Doctor Malatesta, undertakes to ensnare Don Pasquale in the meshes of his own trap, entrusting the role of bride-to-be to Norina, his own betrothed. Docile, then intractable, Norina excels in playing at false appearances. The conflict between the two generations smoulders and stokes the comedy whilst producing an undercurrent of wistful yearning. With sincerity and dramatic profundity, Damiano Michieletto opens a pathway to the heart of an apparently light-hearted work, renowned as the apotheosis of opera buffa.

Sales open on 06 November 2018
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