Opera 2024-2025

Don Pasquale

Gaetano Donizetti






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The story

Baron Don Pasquale decides to thwart his nephew Ernesto’s claims to his fortune by marrying. His physician Doctor Malatesta offers his sister, the docile Sofronia, in marriage. However, she is none other than Norina, Ernesto’s fiancée. Malatesta has convinced her that the best way to marry the man she loves is to marry the old man first. She soon proves to be a hellish, spendthrift, fickle and insolent wife. After a series of comical twists and turns, Don Pasquale admits that marriage is not for him and blesses the union of Norina and Ernesto…