This rollicking bel canto comedy is a celebration of girl power! The buffoonish Don Pasquale is determined to marry the much younger Norina. However, with her wit and the help of a few friends, she manages to both teach Pasquale a lesson and find true love. Full of dazzling tunes and hilarious hijinks, Donizetti’s masterpiece promises to delight.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
“As a director, my heart lies in modern investigations of established pieces. I’m a huge proponent of the need to return to our classic works with a modern lens. I believe that this work is vital and offers audiences the opportunity to be challenged and stretched inside of a framework where they feel safe. Donizetti’s Don Pasquale provides the perfect opportunity to do such work, and I’m so thrilled to be exploring this piece this summer at the Lakes Area Music Festival.” —Chloe Treat, Director