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Don Pasquale

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New National Theatre, Tokyo: Opera House1-1-1 Honmachi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0071, Japan
2019 November 09 14:00, November 11 19:00, November 13 14:00, November 16 14:00, November 17 14:00

From Bel Canto opera, the pinnacle of opera, we bring you a new production of "Don Pasquale", an Opera Buffa piece by G. DONIZETTI known to rival "L'Elisir d'amore". In the style of Opera Buffa, the classic characters include a Basso Buffo in the title role and a Soubrette Soprano in the role of Norina, while the comical storyline takes place within a day. The thrilling arias and ensemble include Norina's cavatina "Quel guardo il cavaliere" ("That look stabbed the cavalier") and Ernesto's "Cercherò lontana terra" ("I shall seek a far‑off land"), unfolding in recitativo accompagnato style accompanied by the orchestra.

The production, by director Stefano VIZIOLI, is a popular one, having been performed in Ravenna, Bologna, Cagliari, Genova, Oman and Trieste since its initial performance at Teatro all Scala di Milano in 1994. This brilliant production shines with contemporary sensibilities in its delicate psychological expressiveness and how it unfolds scene by scene. Opera fans will not want to miss the cast line-up, with the title role played by Roberto SCANDIUZZI, well-known in Japan, the role of Norina played by soprano star Danielle de NIESE, and the role of Ernesto played by Maxim MIRONOV, who has previously impressed audiences as the handsome Il Conte d'Almaviva.

Roberto Scandiuzzi (Don Pasquale) © Masahiko Terashi | New National Theatre Tokyo
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