We are looking forward to welcoming the Irish National Opera to An Grianán next week as they open their Irish tour of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale in Letterkenny. They’ll be with us for a final week of rehearsals as they put the finishing touches to the opera ahead of its first performance on Saturday 26 November.
Donizetti’s effervescent comic masterpiece is a witty, high-spirited, intergenerational tug of war about love and money — young love and old money, whipped up by lots of deceit.
About Don Pasquale
Don Pasquale, a grumpy old bachelor. Ernesto, his good-looking young heir. And Norina, an attractive young widow. This unorthodox love triangle yields a hilarious and touching masterpiece that takes a riotously entertaining slant on a threat of disinheritance, a mock marriage, and a spendthrift wife who believes husbands should be seen and not heard. Donizetti’s most sparkling operatic comedy.
Don Pasquale is directed by Edwina Casey, with set and costume design by Annemarie Woods and lighting design by Paul Keogan. Bass Graeme Danby sings the title role, with tenor Patrick Kabongo as his nephew Ernesto and soprano Kelli-Ann Masterson as Norina. Music performed live by the Irish National Opera orchestra.
The INO will return in Spring 2023 with Jules Massenet’s Werther.
You can book tickets for Don Pasquale here.