Opéra de Paris

Don Pasquale

In Cinemas 17, 18, 19 & 22 Aug 2018
Conductor
Evelino Pidò
Orchestra
Orchestre de l’Opera national de Paris
Cast
Michele Pertusi (Don Pasquale), Florian Sempey (Malatesta), Lawrence Brownlee (Ernesto), Nadine Sierra (Norina), Frédéric Guieu (A notary)
Composer
Gaetano Donizetti
Director
Damiano Michieletto
Set Design
Paolo Fantin
Duration
Approx 2h35 including interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Palais Garnier, Paris 19 Jun 2018
Official Event Listing

New Production! “Foolish indeed is he who marries in old age.” Thus ends Don Pasquale: with a wise dictum not lacking in irony that sums up the disappointments of its hero (Italian bass Michele Pertusi), a rich bachelor keen to marry, who is deceived by his nephew Ernesto (award-winning American bel-canto Lawrence Brownlee) and his young bride-to-be Norina (rising soprano Nadine Sierra).

"I may well be mature of age, but I’m still well preserved, and as far as strength and sprightliness go, I’ve enough, and some to spare." - Don Pasquale, Act 1, Scene 3

First performed in Paris in 1843, at the turning point of several eras, Donizetti’s composite and varied work is the apotheosis of opera buffa. For this new production, the Paris Opera has entrusted award-winning Italian director Damiano Michieletto who'll transport audiences directly to the sincerity and dramatic splendour at the heart of an apparently light-hearted work. 

NB: Online sales for Barracks (QLD), Electric (ACT), Brighton Bay (VIC), Como (VIC), Norton Street (NSW) & Eastend (SA) not presently available for this production, however tickets are available in person at the box office. 
In addition to the venues listed above, this production will also screen at Prospect (SA) - please check back closer to screening dates.

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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