THE OPERA BUFFA CLASSIC
Donizetti's comic opera Don Pasquale comes to Vancouver Opera this season! Directed by the accomplished team of Barbe & Doucet and conducted by Jacques Lacombe, this scintillating production features Gregory Dahl in the titular role. A witty tale of intrigue and revenge, the farcical Opera is widely regarded as the toast of the Opera Buffa (comic opera) tradition of the 19th century. An exciting addition to this opera season!
What's the story?
The story follows the wealthy and overbearing Don Pasquale, an old man who becomes furious with his nephew Ernesto who refuses to marry a bride of his uncle's choosing in favour of the penniless widow, Norina, whom he truly loves. When Don Pasquale decides he will marry instead, the plot thickens when his friend Dr Malatesta puts forward a fictitious sister as the perfect candidate for marriage, yet this "sister" is none other than Ernesto's love Norina...