Don Pasquale explores themes of love, intrigue and money. Ernesto wants to marry the young widow Norina. His uncle Don Pasquale isn’t happy with this, and decides to get married himself to prevent Ernesto inheriting his fortune. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, enter a fake marriage with Don Pasquale and torment him with her capricious behaviour. Things come to a head when Don Pasquale believes his young wife is unfaithful – but what will he do next? And will he ever forgive Ernesto and Norina when he learns about their plot to trick him?
In this co-production between The Royal Opera, Opéra National de Paris and Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Welsh bass-baritone and Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel makes his role debut as the rich old bachelor Don Pasquale. Award-winning Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko makes her Royal Opera debut as the object of his affections, Norina, Romanian tenor Ioan Hotea sings Norina’s young lover Ernesto and Polish baritone Marius Kwiecień sings the cunning Doctor Malatesta.
Screenings in Bulgaria
- 27 November, 19.00
- 30 November, 18.00
- 1 December, 16.00
Check out the website of Arena Cinema website for the programme in each city.
The opera will be sung in Italian with Bulgarian subtitles.