Piedmont Opera produces Quirky Don Pasquale
WINSTON-SALEM, NC ---February 1, 2023 – Piedmont Opera will delight audiences with one of the most remarkable works of Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale. The performance runs on March 17 (8:00 PM), March 19 (2:00 PM), and March 21 (7:30 PM) at the Stevens Center of the UNCSA in downtown Winston-Salem.
Don Pasquale (Brad Smoak) is a romantic comic opera in three acts. The music is Donizetti at his best, with bel canto melodies that are bubbly and contains showstopping songs for the soprano (Cree Carrico) and tenor (Kameron Alston) and one of the funniest and most challenging patter duets ever written.
Pasquale is a wealthy old man who decides to get married to spite his nephew Ernesto whose current girlfriend, Norina, Pasquale finds unsuitable for his family's stature. He asks his friend Doctor Malatesta (Michael Redding) for help, and the girl Malatesta delivers is none other than Norina. Norina transforms from the docile convent-schooled maiden into a bossy trophy wife who sets about spending all of Pasquale's money. Pasquale now has the opposite problem: how to get rid of her fast!
The show is conducted by John McKeever and directed by James Allbritten. Don Pasquale is new to the Piedmont Opera repertory.
Tickets begin at $20 and are available at PiedmontOpera.org or 336.725.7101.
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