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Don Pasquale

Humour and whimsy collide in a new production of Donizetti’s comic opera, Don Pasquale. Set in the colourful streets of Italy in the 1950s, this is a bright tale of merriment and misadventure. Director Roger Hodgman has revived the story of Don Pasquale, an elderly scrooge who decides to disinherit his nephew by marrying and producing an heir. But his bride of choice isn’t thrilled by the prospect and sets about making life very difficult for the miserly groom.

Conal Coad performs the title role with aplomb while the delightful soprano Rachelle Durkin is a good match for tenor Ji-Min Park and baritone Samuel Dundas. Don Pasquale is conducted by Guillaume Tourniaire, the former chief conductor of Prague State Opera.

Performed in Italian with English surtitles.

Evenings at 7.30pm: July 18, 24. August 1, 3, 7, 10, 15.

Matinee at 1pm: July 27.

Visit www.opera.org.au for more information


Dates: Thursday 18 July 2013 – Thursday 18 July 2013



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