Don Pasquale
Gaetano Donizetti
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26 and 27 June 2015
Opera

Introduction

Norina and Ernesto are a young couple in love but then Don Pasquale, Ernesto's aged uncle, decides to interfere. He has other plans for his nephew involving marriage to a wealthy single lady. Dr Malatesta comes to the aid of the bewildered young pair, sparking off a series of entertaining developments – bizarre incidents, mix-ups and hard lessons about life – before the happy ending is reached and they marry. All this is accompanied by Gaetano Donizetti's captivating melodies. His Don Pasquale, considered one of the foremost Italian comic operas, is a Romantic game that scored an instant success at its Parisian premiere in 1847. It is also a homage from Donizetti to the opera buffa tradition. Laurent Pelly's famed dramatic imagination is brought to bear here on a masterpiece of the genre.  


Don Pasquale

Dramma buffo in three acts. Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini based on a text written by Angelo Anelli for the opera Ser Marcantonio by Stefano Pavesi. Premiered on 3 January 1843 at the Théâtre Italien in Paris. First performed at the Gran Teatre del Liceu on 19 January 1848. Last staged at the Liceu on 13 May 1986.

 

Foto: Antoni Bofill
June 2015
Tuesday 16 20:00 A
Wednesday 17 20:00 PC
Thursday 18 20:00 B
Friday 19 20:00 PB
Saturday 20 20:00 C
Sunday 21 17:00 PD
Monday 22 20:00 H
Thursday 25 20:00 E
Friday 26 20:00 -
Saturday (AD) 27 20:00 -

Prices

10 €, 27 €, 40 €, 57 €, 83 €, 116 €, 131 €, 187 €

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Running time

First part: 78 min
Interval: 20 min
Second part: 42 min

Total running time: 2h 25 min

Audio-description service

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'Don Pasquale' special course

Taste during the interval a focaccia with sun-dried tomato, ham and basil for 6€ (drink included).