Don Pasquale 2017/18 001 © Herwig Prammer

Dramma buffo in three acts (1843)

Music by Gaetano Donizetti

Arrangement by Tscho Theissing

Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini

In Italian with German surtitles

Production of Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper

Premiere: Friday, 17 November 2017, 7 pm until 9.20 pm (Intermission: 8.15 pm)

Performances: 19 / 21 / 24 / 26 / 28 / 30 November 2017, 4 / 6 / 12 December 2017, 7 pm

 

Content

Since it was first performed in 1843, Don Pasqualehas been regarded as one of the most popular and best-known buffo operas of them all. Still very much rooted in the tradition of the commedia dell’arte, it was written not just for Italy, but also for the Théâtre Italien in Paris. The plot is as old as theatre itself and has never failed to achieve its effect. It is the story of a love-struck snobbish show-off who is completely cured of his desire to marry and, in the end, is happy to be able to pass his young betrothed on to her youthful lover because she makes his life hell. Tscho Theissing’s arrangement gives this timeless comedy and Donizetti’s famous melodies fresh verve that is inspired by jazz.

Cast

Conductor

Tscho Theissing

Biography
Director

Marcos Darbyshire

Biography
Set & costume design

Annemarie Bulla

Biography
Light design

Franz Tscheck

Biography
Don Pasquale

Florian Köfler

Biography
Norina

Carolina Lippo

Biography
Ernesto

Julian Henao Gonzalez

Biography
Malatesta

Matteo Loi

Biography
Orchestra

Die Wiener Theatermusiker

Biography

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