Don Pasquale, Donizetti (Royal Opera House)

Friday November 29th, 2019 – 15h | Wednesday December 6th, 2019 – 19h

Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend Doctor Malatesta promises to help them – and teach Pasquale a lesson. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale as a potential bride. Pasquale is so delighted with the young woman’s docile behaviour that he demands they marry at once.

Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto 1 : Giovanni Ruffini
Libretto 2 : Gaetano Donizetti

Director : Damiano Michieletto
Set designer : Paolo Fantin
Costume designer : Agostino Cavalca
Lighting designer : Alessandro Carletti
Video designer 3 : rocafilm


Conductor : Evelino Pidò
Don Pasquale : Bryn Terfel
Norina : Olga Peretyatko
Ernesto : Ioan Hotea
Doctor Malatesta : Mariusz Kwiecień

Chorus : Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra : Orchestra of the Royal Opera House