Royal Opera House: Don Pasquale Oct 24th 7:30Pm
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Time: 19:30 (TBC)Date: October 24thTickets: �10.50Booking:Online and in-house. Booking fee applies to online ticket salesDon Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend Doctor Malatesta promises to help them - and teach Pasquale a lesson. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale as a potential bride. Pasquale is so delighted with the young womans docile behaviour that he demands they marry at once.The marriage takes place - witnessed by a fake notary - after which the young bride becomes utterly overbearing and unpleasant, tormenting her husband. When Pasquale discovers a note from his wife arranging a rendezvous with a lover, he determines to confront her and end his misery. The conspirators are now set to reveal their trickery, but will Don Pasquale forgive them?Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizettis comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him - with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind - has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michielettos exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.
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