AROP evening — Opera

Don Pasquale

05 Oct. 2023

  • 2h35 with 1 intermission
  • Palais Garnier
  • Cocktail attire

Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale Damiano Michieletto 2017

  • Conductor

    Speranza Scappucci; Alessandro Di Stefano

  • Music

    Gaetano Donizetti
    (1797 - 1848)

  • Libretto

    Giovanni Ruffini

  • Libretto

    Gaetano Donizetti

  • Director

    Damiano Michieletto

  • Set design

    Paolo Fantin

  • Costume design

    Agostino Cavalca

  • Lighting design

    Alessandro Carletti

  • Video


Don Pasquale, an old fogey, believes he is playing a clever trick on his nephew Ernesto by telling him that he is going to marry a young girl - which will deprive him of any inheritance. But the charming Norina and Dr. Malatesta will catch him at his own game. Disguises, false marriages and games of deception follow one another in Gaetano Donizetti's opera inspired by the characters of the commedia dell'arte. With this whirlwind score, successfully premiered in Paris in 1843, the author of Lucia di Lammermoor shows a genuine talent for comedy and refreshes “opera buffa”. While director Damiano Michieletto delights in playing with eras, he preserves the work's levity and brings out its bittersweet tenderness. Such is one of the trademarks of Donizetti, ever full of empathy for his characters, even when they are old fogeys.

The Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Coproduction with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London and the Teatro Massimo, Palermo.

Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale Damiano Michieletto 2017

  • Don Pasquale

    Laurent Naouri

  • Norina

    Julie Fuchs

  • Dottor Malatesta

    Florian Sempey

  • Ernesto

    René Barbera

  • Un notaro

    Slawomir Szychowiak

  • 19:30

    First part

  • 20:50

    Intermission cocktail

  • 21:20

    Second part

  • 22:05

    End of the performance

  • 22:20


Don Pasquale - Ouverture

1 podcast

[EXTRAIT] DON PASQUALE by Donizetti (Julie Fuchs - "Pronta io son", Acte 1)

1 video