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Opera

Don Pasquale

Gaetano Donizetti

Presentation
This is a madhouse!— Don Pasquale

A great success with audiences past and present, Donizetti’s opera Don Pasquale is a comedy on the theme of the eternal triangle. The composer adopts Rossini’s buffo style, emulating its virtuosity and energy, and distilling from it an essential core made possible by his own crystalline style and distinctive flair. This is irresistible music: music that pours out, ripostes, caresses, beguiles, swirls, and is at times tinged with nostalgia. With Alain Altinoglu at the helm, this delightful festive epilogue to the year will be tackled with brio by Laurent Pelly, whose zest for humour is well known.

The story

Furious at his nephew and heir Ernesto, a rich old bachelor, Don Pasquale, decides to marry. To bring him back to his senses, his friend Malatesta organises a fake marriage with his supposed sister, who is actually the clever young Norina, Ernesto’s fiancée. The gentle and tender innocent turns into a tyrannical, whimsical wife. A succession of scenes and disappointments leads Don Pasquale to regret his marriage and he is relieved when the truth emerges.

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Don Pasquale - Introduction par Rebecca Marcy by La Monnaie De Munt
Cast
Cast

ConductorALAIN ALTINOGLU
Director and costume designLAURENT PELLY
Set designCHANTAL THOMAS
LightingDUANE SCHULER
Chorus masterMARTINO FAGGIANI

Libretto di Giovanni Ruffini e Gaetano Donizetti, tratto dal Ser Marcantonio di Angelo Anelli

Don PasqualeMICHELE PERTUSI
PIETRO SPAGNOLI (11, 13, 18, 20, 23)

Dottor MalatestaLIONEL LHOTE
RODION POGOSSOV (11, 13, 18, 20, 23)

ErnestoJOEL PRIETO
ANICIO ZORZI GIUSTINIANI (11, 13, 18, 20, 23)

NorinaDANIELLE DE NIESE
ANNE-CATHERINE GILLET (11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 23)

Un NotaroALESSANDRO ABIS

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
MM Academy led by Benoît Giaux

ProductionSANTE FÉ OPERA (2014), GRAN TEATRO DEL LICEU (BARCELONA, 2015)
PresentationDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE

With the support of THE BELGIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S TAX SHELTER, IN COOPERATION WITH PROSPERO MM PRODUCTIONS SA/NV AND TAXSHELTER.BE, POWERED BY ING

Agenda

Agenda

  • Sun 09 Dec 2018

    Time

    15:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Tue 11 Dec 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Wed 12 Dec 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Thu 13 Dec 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Fri 14 Dec 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Sun 16 Dec 2018

    Time

    15:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Tue 18 Dec 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Wed 19 Dec 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

  • Thu 20 Dec 2018

    Time

    14:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    Infos

    Building Bridges

  • Fri 21 Dec 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT
  • Sun 23 Dec 2018

    Time

    15:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT