Opera Don Pasquale Tuesday 19 June 2018, 18H:30


“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.

Dramma buffa in three acts (1843)
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini, Gaetano Donizetti

Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Stage director: Damiano Michieletto
Sets: Paolo Fantin
Costumes: Agostino Cavalca
Lighting design: Alessandro Carletti
Chorus master: Alessandro Di Stefano

Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Don Pasquale, Michele Pertusi
Dottor Malatesta, Florian Sempey
Ernesto, Lawrence Brownlee
Norina, Nadine Sierra
Un notario, Frédéric Guieu

Presented by Alain Duault
2:35 including one 25-min interval
In coproduction with Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Londres

Edition Majorelle Musée berbère musée Yves Saint Laurent de Marrakech musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

© Les Amis de la Fondation Jardin Majorelle - 2018