The premiere of Gaetano Donizetti opera "Don Pasquale" on 24th of May
On May 24th Latvian National opera invites to the premiere of Gaetano Donizetti opera "Don Pasquale". Music director and conductor of the new production is Mārtiņš Ozoliņš, conductor Normunds Vaicis, stage director as well as set designer is Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, set and costume designer Francesko Esposito, video artists Igor Renzetti, Lorenzo Bruno and Alessandra Solimene, light designer Mārtiņš Feldmanis.
Cast of the new production includes Krišjānis Norvelis or Rihards Mačanovskis (Don Pasquale), Inga Šļubovska-Kancēviča, Marlēna Keine or Jūlija Vasiļjeva (Norina), Tansel Akzeibek, Mihails Čuļpajevs or Viesturs Jansons (Ernesto), Jānis Apeinis or Kalvis Kalniņš (Malatesta).
Don Pasquale, the comic opera of the bel canto genius Gaetano Donizetti, tells a story of an elderly bachelor, who is befooled by his doctor, doctor’s "sister" Norina – a young and beautiful widow, and the bachelor’s lovesick nephew Ernesto who marries the widow in the end. In the tradition of opera buffa, the opera makes reference to the stock characters of the commedia dell’arte: Pasquale is recognizable as blustery Pantalone, Ernesto as the lovesick Pierrot, Malatesta as the scheming Scapino, and Norina as a wily Columbina.
Tickets are available at LNO's and "Biļešu paradīze" box offices and the internet.