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Ensemble

An International Co-production

Donizetti's 'Don Pasquale'
impresses GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

Don Pasquale is Donizetti's most frequently performed opera. Although it is called a drama buffo, musicologist Walter Ashbrook rightly says that it is a 'romantic comedy' with nineteenth century rather than the eighteenth century values. As in Mozart's drammi giocosi, the characters are not just stereotypes but are humanized and the melodies mirror the emotions they express. At the 1843 premiere, the four roles were entrusted to the best singers of the time...

Copyright © 22 November 2015 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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GAETANO DONIZETTI

DON PASQUALE

ITALY

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