Donizetti’s effervescent comic masterpiece is a witty, high-spirited, intergenerational tug of war about love and money — young love and old money, whipped up by lots of deceit.
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.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes with 1 interval.
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“If ever there was a piece of stage work that was ideal for a younger audience, this was it.” - Emer O'Kelly - Sunday Independent
“In his every moment, bass Graeme Danby moves and mugs and poses with comic brilliance.” - Michael Dungan - THE IRISH TIMES ★★★★★
“Kelli-Ann Masterson, whose talent for physical comedy is as clear as her dexterous singing...” - Alan O'Riordan - The Irish Examiner ★★★★
“delightful tenor” - Arts Scene in Wales on Rhodri Prys Jones
Cast and Creative Team
|Don Pasquale||Graeme Danby|
|Ernesto||Patrick Kabongo [2022 performances]|
|Ernesto||Rhodri Prys Jones [2023 performances]|
|Conductor||Teresa Riveiro Böhm|
|Lighting Designer||Matt Haskins|
|Assistant Director||Katie O’Halloran|
|Language Coach||Annalisa Monticelli|
|Irish National Opera Orchestra|