• November - February 2023
  • Nationwide Tour

Don Pasquale

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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“This opera is fun! It's one of the best musical comedies . . . the melodies are sparkling and beautiful, the story works, the whole piece is captivating. You gotta love opera” - Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
“stunning” - The Arts Review on Graeme Danby
“lyrical soft-grained” - Opera on Patrick Kabongo
“delightful tenor” - Arts Scene in Wales on Rhodri Prys Jones

Cast and Creative Team

Don Pasquale Graeme Danby
Norina Kelli-Ann Masterson
Ernesto Patrick Kabongo [2022 performances]
Ernesto Rhodri Prys Jones [2023 performances]
Malatesta Ben McAteer
Notary Leanne Fitzgerald

Chorus

Jade Phoenix
Leanne Fitzgerald
Ben Escorcio
William Pearson
Kevin Neville

Creative Team

Conductor Teresa Riveiro Böhm
Director Orpha Phelan
Designers Nicky Shaw
Lighting Designer Matt Haskins
Assistant Director Katie O’Halloran
Répétiteur Richard McGrath
Language Coach Annalisa Monticelli
Irish National Opera Orchestra

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