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There she meets Ernesto, who can serenade her to his heart's content, meanwhile watched by his
infuriated uncle and the gleeful Malatesta. The only way of dismissing Sophronia, the doctor explains,
is to let Ernesto marry Norina and take charge of the household. Pasquale is at his wits' end and
would agree to anything. That he does so with a good grace when all is explained would undoubtedly
have won Constantine's approbation and certainly justifies the scholarly interests of an antiquary.
If the moral is that old men should not marry, so be it
[watch and listen -- chapter 47, 120:20-122:09].
With a final flourish of his baton, Riccardo Muti signals the end of a performance he and the Scala
orchestra can justly be proud of.
Ernesto (Gregory Kunde) with Don Pasquale (Ferruccio Furlanetto), Norina (Nuccia Focile) and members of the chorus during the closing moments of the opera. Screenshot © 1994 RAI Trade
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Ferruccio Furlanetto, Don Pasquale; Lucio Gallo, Dottor Malatesta; Gregory Kunde, Ernesto; Nuccia Focile, Norina; Claudio Giombi, a notary; Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala; Roberto Gabbiani, chorus master; Riccardo Muti, conductor; Stefano Vizioli, director; Susanna Rossi Jost, sets; Roberta Guidi Di Bagno, costumes; Gianni Mantovanini, lighting
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848): Don Pasquale (Dramma buffo in three acts, libretto by Giovanni Ruffini), recorded live at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1994