About the film
opera widow lovers farce shrew older husband
Donizetti : Don Pasquale
Release Date: November 13, 2010
|Production Companies||:||Deutsche Grammophon|
|Director||:||Otto Schenk, Gary Halvorson|
Donizetti’s timeless comedy shines in Otto Schenk’s enchanting production, conducted by James Levine and featuring a remarkable cast. The incomparable Anna Netrebko is Norina, the young widow beloved by Ernesto (a suave Matthew Polenzani), who is about to be disinherited by his miserly uncle, Don Pasquale (John Del Carlo). It takes the clever scheming of Dr. Malatesta (Mariusz Kwiecien) to set things right and to teach the old curmudgeon a lesson—fits of temper, mistaken identities, and all kinds of comic confusion included.