Don Pasquale – Dutch National Touring Opera



Don Pasquale – Gaetano Rossini

Dutch National Touring Opera
Arnaud Oosterbaan -assistant conductor


Composed bij Gaetano Rossini
Lyrics by Giovanni Rufini
Based on the libretto Ser Marcantonio from Angelo Anelli and Stefano Pavesi
First première at the Théatre Italien in Paris on 3 January 1843

The story of Don Pasquale revolves around a classic comedic premise: a young couple in love schemes to thwart the inappropriate plans of a pompous old man, who wants to marry the girl himself. What makes the opera notable within this familiar genre is its emphasis on genuine human emotion. Donizetti’s score is graceful and effervescent, as one would expect from this master of melody, but adds an additional level of sophistication to match the comic (yet insightful) proceedings.


Conductor: Jeremy Carnall
Assistant conductor: Arnaud Oosterbaan

Director: Wim Trompert
Designer: John Otto
Costume design: Mirjam Pater
Lighting: Uri Rapaport


Don Pasquale: Carmelo Corrado Caruso
Dr. Malatesta: Quirijn de Lange
Ernesto: Tuomas Katajala
Norina: Zhang HuiYong
Notario: Hein Meens
Diretrice: Eleanor
Chorus of the Dutch National Opera
The Netherlands Symphony


20 mei 2013

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