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Don Pasquale

Music: Gaetano Donizetti. Text: Giovanni Ruffini after Ser Marc' Antonio by Angelo Anelli


Sadler's Wells Theatre, 1954
Royal Opera House, 1979

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Sadler's Wells Theatre
Tuesday 20th April 1954
Teatro Dell'Opera Comica Della Citta Di Roma (1st appearance in England)
Producer: Marcella Govoni. Conductor: Giuseppe Morelli

CharacterPlayed By
Don Pasquale, an elderly bachelorLorenzo Gaetani
Doctor Malatesta, his friendNestore Catalani
Ernesto, a nephew of Don Pasquale
in love with Norina
Flavio Scchi
Norina, a young widowErina Valli
Carlo, a cousin of Dr. Malatesta,
disguised as a Notary
Gian Luici Colmagro
Servants and TradesmenChorus

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Royal Opera House
January 1979
Original Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Staged by: Charles Hamilton.
Scenery and Costumes: Jean-Pierre Ponelle. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
The Royal Opera Chorus - Chorus Master: John Barker.
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House - Leader: Meyer Stolow.

Saturday evening 20th January 1979 programme cast
42nd performance at the ROH
CharacterPlayed By
Don Pasquale, an old bachelorGeraint Evans
Doctor Malatesta, friend of both Don Pasquale and ErnestoJonathan Summers
Ernesto, nephew of Don PasqualeStuart Burrows
Norina, a young widowIleana Cotrubas
Street MusicianBram Gay
A 'Notary', Malatesta's cousin Carlo in disguiseJohn Dobson
ServantsNada Pobjoy
ServantsAndrew Sellars
DuennaGwynneth Price
Major DomoJohn Herrington

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