About the Show/Event
Information for Don Pasquale at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury (Opera or Operetta). The opera tells the story of how one old man learns a harsh and expensive lesson when he tries to stand in the way of true love. In the finest traditions of the genre we enjoy disguises, crooked lawyers, scheming doctors and at its heart, two love-truck youngsters trying to find a way to be together. Above all, Donizettiâs score is suffused with beauty and vivacity from which a torrent of wonderful music tumbles. First performed in 1843. With new libretto by Daisy Evans.
Performers Andrew Shore (Don Pasquale), Harriet Eyley (Norina), Nico Darmanin (Ernesto), Quirijn de Lang (Malatesta).
Author Donizetti. Lyrics Ruffini. Book by Anelli. Company Welsh National Opera. Lyrics Daisy Evans (new libretto). Director Daisy Evans. Conductor Stephen Higgins. Design Loren Elstein. Lighting Jake Wiltshire. Director Caroline Chaney (staff director). Sound Max Pappeheim.