Don Pasquale by Donizetti

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Liceu Opera Orchestra & Choir
Josep Pons, conductor
Damiano Michieletto, stage director

Carlos Chausson, Don Pascuale
Sara Blanch, Norina
Xabier Anduaga, Ernesto


Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale

Don Pascuale, first performed at the Théâtre Italien in Paris in 1843, tells a hilarious tale in which one trick leads to another and has raised a smile among audiences of many generations. On the basis of Donizetti’s scintillating score, Damiano Michieletto has built his own skilful production, set in our own times, which keeps the humour and vitality intact . Michieletto leads us into the heart of this apparently jovial work which is considered the apotheosis of opera buffa. The farce is underscored by the rich melodies, which are one of the hallmarks of the music. This highly entertaining comedy is also a moving and disturbing burlesque.