The Audience reacts to Don Pasquale
Critic and audience reactions to Donizetti's Don Pasquale.
Donizetti's Don Pasquale is on nationwide tour from 26 November 2022 - 11 February 2023.
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“Director Orpha Phelan opens a direct channel to laughter … Her 21st-century audience need invest no effort in cultural translation from Donizetti’s 19th century – they get everything instantly.” - Michael Dungan - THE IRISH TIMES ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“In his every moment, bass Graeme Danby moves and mugs and poses with comic brilliance.” - Michael Dungan - THE IRISH TIMES ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Masterson proves to be the star, a delight, and everything Norina needs to be...navigating the famous vocal demands of Donizetti’s bel canto.” - Michael Dungan - THE IRISH TIMES ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Read the full review from THE IRISH TIMES here.
“Baritone Ben McAteer makes a velvety Dr Malatesta, utterly in control of both his score and his comedy timing...” - Emer O'Kelly - Sunday Independent
“... tenor Patrick Kabongo glories in Ernesto’s dilemma, singing out his broken heart...” - Emer O'Kelly - Sunday Independent
Read the full review from The Sunday Independent here.
“The Irish National Opera Orchestra … under Teresa Riveiro Böhm, was as bright, effervescent and quintessentially Italian as an Aperol spritz.” - Alan O'Riordan - The Irish Examiner ★ ★ ★ ★
Read the full review from The Irish Examiner here.
“The scaled-down wing of Irish National Opera’s season ... worked so well because the same high values that have marked the other company offerings I’ve seen so far are very much in evidence.” - David Nice - The Arts Desk ★ ★ ★ ★
Read the full review from The Arts Desk here.
“Mention must also be made of the supporting quintet ... whose combined contributions and well-choreographed comedic scenes, one involving a set of potted plants, are key to the show’s success.” - Sean Hillen - World Itineraries
Read the full review from World Itineraries here.