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Saturday, December 5, 2015 Permalink

At The Opera, Donizetti: Don Pasquale, December 5, 2015


Don Pasquale is an opera buffa, or comic opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti with an Italian libretto completed largely by Giovanni Ruffini as well as the composer.

The opera was first performed on January 3, 1843 by the Théâtre-Italien at the Salle Ventadour in Paris with great success and it is generally regarded as being the high point of the 19th century opera buffa tradition. This 1979 recording stars:

Don Pasquale – Ewgenij Nesterenko

Doctor Malatesta – Bernd Weikl

Ernesto – Francisco Araiza

Norina – Lucia Popp

Munich Radio Orchestra and Chorus,

Heinz Wallberg - conductor


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:11 p.m.
Donizetti: Don Pasquale BUY from Don Pasquale; composed by Donizetti
10:00 p.m.
10:34 p.m.
various: SUTHERLAND/HORNE/PAVAROTTI BUY ; Richard Bonynge, conductor
11:00 p.m.
11:45 p.m.
Puccini: Love Duet Manaon Lescaut BUY Met; Levine, conductor

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