DON PASQUALE - Opera by Gaetano Donizetti

 

Students of RAINA KABAIVANSKA in “Don Pasquale” on the stage of the Sofia Opera

The talented SEONKYONG /EVA/ JEONG – soprano and JEONGHYEOK /CARLO/ SEO – baritone will incarnate themselves in the roles of Norina and Dr Malatesta at the premiere of the Sofia Opera of “Don Pasquale” by Gaetano Donizetti. After the impressive presentation of the young singers from Korea at the Gala concert of Raina Kabaivanska’s master class, they were specially invited on the stage of the National Opera. The... Read more...

Short composition history of the opera “Don Pasquale” by Gaetano Donizetti

In autumn 1842 Jules Janin, the newly appointed Director of Théâtre-Italien in Paris ordered an opera to Donizetti. Janin wanted a new comic opera, in which to appear his best singers – Luigi Lablache, Antonio Tamburini, Giovanni Mario and Giulia Grisi. At the same time, in September Michele Accursi, an approached to Donizetti, attracted Giovanni Ruffini, who was living in Paris, to write the libretto for the composer.... Read more...

Gaetano Donizetti

Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti is one of the greatest opera composers from the first half of the 19th century. Together with Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini, he contributed to the exceptional uplift of the Italian operatic art and for the development of the Bel canto style. He is an artist with amazing melodic talent, which inspired the younger composers like Giuseppe Verdi. Donizetti was born on 29 November 1797 in Bergamo, Lombardy.... Read more...

5 curious facts about Gaetano Donizetti

DO YOU KNOW THAT … Gaetano Donizetti was working very fast. He created one opera for two, three weeks, and sometimes he managed to compose five, six opuses for only one year. The number of all operas by the composer exceeds 70! Donizetti used the specific sound of the glass harmonica, when he was composing the famous scene of the going mad of the main character from “Lucia di Lammermoor”. At the end of the 19th century,... Read more...

Synopsis – “Don Pasquale” – opera by Gaetano Donizetti

DON PASQUALE Opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti CHARACTERS: Don Pasquale, an elderly bachelor – bass Dr Malatesta, a physician, Don Pasquale’s friend – baritone Ernesto, Don Pasquale’s nephew – tenor Norina, а young widow – soprano A Notary – baritone Servants, barbers, hairdressers, tailors. ACT I Don Pasquale expects with trepidation Dr Malatesta. The old man wanted to marry his nephew a... Read more...
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