Irish National Opera presents Donizetti – Don Pasquale
Don Pasquale, a grumpy old bachelor. Ernesto, his good-looking young heir. And Norina, an attractive young widow. This unorthodox love triangle yields a hilarious and touching masterpiece that takes a riotously entertaining slant on a threat of disinheritance, a mock marriage, and a spendthrift wife who believes husbands should be seen and not heard. Donizetti’s most sparkling operatic comedy.
Don Pasquale is directed by Edwina Casey, with set and costume design by Annemarie Woods and lighting design by Paul Keogan. Bass Graeme Danby sings the title role, with tenor Patrick Kabongo as his nephew Ernesto and soprano Kelli-Ann Masterson as Norina.
Don Pasquale features the Irish National Opera orchestra.
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