La Scala

Don Pasquale

In Cinemas 1, 2, 3 & 6 Jun 2018
Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala
Ambrogio Maestri (Don Pasquale), Rosa Feola (Norina), René Barbera (Ernesto, Mattia Olivieri (Malatesta)
Gaetano Donizetti
Davide Livermore
Set Design
Davide Livermore and Giò Forma
Approx. 2h25 including interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan 19 Apr 2018
Official Event Listing
  • Excellent. The melancholic, Fellini-esque atmosphere recreates a Rome in black and white, magnificently evoked. There is a huge wealth of ideas, always well done. The audience was enthralled.
    Renato Verga, BACHTRACK

New Production! Riccardo Chailly's journey through the Italian repertoire, which in 2017 brought back Rossini's The Thieving Magpie, continues with Donizetti's first title Don Pasquale.

Davide Livermore's new production sees Ambrogio Maestri, the Falstaff par excellence of these years, take on the title role, the old bachelor Don Pasquale, another figure suspended between comedy and melancholy with the disillusion of time. With him, the best voices of the new Belcanto generation: Rosa Feola as the young widow Norina, René Barbera as Pasquale's rebellious nephew Ernesto and Mattia Olivieri as Dr. Malatesta. 

Adelaide patrons please note: this production will screen only at Palace Nova Prospect Cinema

La Scala

Milan's famous Teatro alla Scala was inaugurated on 3 August 1778. Apart from its sheer beauty and size, La Scala's acoustics are said to be perfect. One of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world, the venue is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra, as well as the La Scala Theatre Academy.

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