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Don Pasquale

October 7-15, 2017

Bursting with pure fun. This production of Donizetti’s bubbly farce will keep you rolling in the aisles! Take a trip with us back to the Golden Age of Hollywood for this uproarious, screwball comedy—perfect for seasoned operagoers and newcomers alike. It’s the 1950s and the miserly aristocrat Don Pasquale is a silent movie star grappling with the problems and possibilities of the modern Technicolor world. In the end, the old curmudgeon learns his lesson and love rules the day. You’ll be delighted by this fresh, fun, and lively production. Be sure to keep your autograph books handy. You just might see a few of your favorite stars of the silver screen like John Wayne, Elvis Presley, and Lucille Ball.

Composer

Gaetano Donizetti

Runtime

2 hours and 31 minutes, including one intermission.

Language

Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

Location

Ordway Center for Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St. Paul, MN 55102

612-333-6669

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Synopsis

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Act I, Scene 1

Don Pasquale is an old film star from the silent movie era as famous as the great Norma Desmond. He lives in an old mansion on Sunset Boulevard that is …

Don Pasquale Production Photos

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Don Pasquale Production Photos

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Don Pasquale Production Photos

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Don Pasquale Production Photos

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Don Pasquale Production Photos

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Don Pasquale Production Photos

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Don Pasquale Production Photos

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Don Pasquale Production Photos

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Don Pasquale Production Photos

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Don Pasquale Production Photos

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Composer Biography

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Gaetano Donizetti

With nearly 70 operas to his credit, Gaetano Donizetti was the leading Italian composer in the decade between Vincenzo Bellini’s death and the ascent of Giuseppe Verdi. 

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Chuck Hudson

Stage Director Chuck Hudson gives us a preview of this delightfully zany production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale.

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