I haven’t yet seen a performance by Irish National Opera that failed to impress me visually.The Journal of Music
Irish National Opera presents
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 Orpha Phelan, with set and costume design by Nicky Shaw and lighting design by Matt Haskins. Bass Graeme Danby sings the title role, with tenor Patrick Kabongo as his nephew Ernesto and soprano Kelli-Ann Masterson as Norina.
Don Pasquale features the Irish National Opera orchestra.
“Irish National Opera sends us home exhilarated.”The Irish Times
Bonus event: This Saturday at 7.10pm – a bonus performance in the foyer before the main event at 8pm. Members of the Irish National Opera and Donegal Junior Strings of the DMEP-Donegal Music Education Partnership will will perform ‘Com’è gentil’ from Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. This is part of a terrific initiative by the INO to allow youth music ensembles to perform alongside professional performers – you can find out about the scheme here.