Opera by G. Donizetti

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Comic opera by Gaetano Donizetti 
Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini 
Premiere at the Estonian National Opera on September 25, 2020
Conductors: Arvo Volmer, Vello Pähn, Kaspar Mänd 
Stage Director: Giorgio Bongiovanni (Italy)
Set and Costume Designer: Maria Carla Ricotti (Italy)
Lighting Designer: Claudio De Pace (Italy)
Performed in Italian, subtitles in Estonian and English
Approx. running time 2 h 15 min, one intermission 

Don 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 comes to aid in order to teach Pasquale a lesson. They plot an intricate plan: Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale as a humble and obedient bride to be. Pasquale is delighted! They are immediately married by a fake notary, after which she turns into a she-devil making Don Pasquale bitterly regret his decision ... How it all ends is a mystery even to the characters themselves! 

Since its premiere, “Don Pasquale” has delighted audiences worldwide. At the time when opera buffa was on the wane, with its stock characters drawing largely on Pantalone, Harlequin, Pierrot, etc Donizetti created a thoroughly comic situational comedy with psychologically differentiated, highly contradictory individuals packed with emotional vulnerability. Giorgio Bongiovanni’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.
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Thu 18.11.2021 19:00

Available seats: 421, Regular prices: 22-38 €, Discount prices: 11-34,20 €

Sun 05.12.2021 17:00

Available seats: 165, Regular prices: 4-38 €, Discount prices: 11-34,20 €

Sat 18.12.2021 19:00

Available seats: 123, Regular prices: 22-38 €, Discount prices: 11-34,20 €

Thu 03.03.2022 19:00

Available seats: 214, Regular prices: 20-31 €, Discount prices: 10-27,90 €

Sun 13.03.2022 17:00

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Sat 19.03.2022 19:00

Available seats: 216, Regular prices: 20-31 €, Discount prices: 10-27,90 €

Wed 30.03.2022 19:00

Soodustus pensionärile 40%
Available seats: 196, Regular prices: 20-31 €, Discount prices: 10-27,90 €

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