Don Pasquale

Music Gaetano Donizetti Text Giovanni Ruffini & Gaetano Donizetti
→ Dramma buffo in drei Akten

Cast 13.03.2021

Musical Direction Evelino Pidò
Production Irina Brook
Stage Design Noëlle Ginefri-Corbel
Costume Design Sylvie Martin-Hyszka
Lighting Design Arnaud Jung
Choreography Martin Buczko
Don Pasquale Michele Pertusi
Ernesto Dmitry Korchak
Malatesta Sergey Kaydalov
Norina Rosa Feola

Details

It is one of the world's most famous comedies: On the one side we see an ageing bachelor intent on preserving his assets and who wants to assume the role of a lover once more. On the other we see a young leading lady who cleverly toys with him. In »Don Pasquale«, Donizetti has skilfully constructed the plot and its rounded characters: While the opera is a burlesque, it is also a timeless masterpiece of a conflict between patriarchal desires and youthful self-determination. Director Irina Brook gives the comedy a contemporary touch, swiftly leading it into an exaggeratedly candy-coloured finale, in which laughter is welcome, albeit not only directed at the characters. Erwin Schrott, a »singing actor« in the best sense of the word, makes his debut in the title role in the first series.

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