Donizetti Don Pasquale DVD

Cat No:
01 - 02 - 2014

Donizetti Don Pasquale DVD

Alessandro Corbelli (Don Pasquale), Antonino Siragusa (Ernesto), Eva Mei (Norina), Roberto de Candia (Dottor Malatesta), Giorgio Gatti (Un notaro), Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Gerard Korsten (conductor), Stefano Vizioli (stage director)

If you not yet know Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale, you may learn to love it with this elegant and stylish production by Stefano Vizioli. Whether it is familiar to you or not, you're sure to be enthralled by Eva Mei's high, clear voice, as well as Alessandro Corbelli's and her touching performances. Gerard Korsten conducts the orchestra of the Teatro Lirico and proves that Donizetti's spritely music gives room for fascinating interpretations. The opera tells the story of an elderly dandy, who is thoroughly cured from his desire to get married and thus hands over his young lady to her actual lover - a tale as old as comedy itself. Donizetti however, being the master of cryptic comedy, extends this traditional 'buffa' subject matter to create a fully-fledged character comedy. His characters are not merely archetypes; they develop their individual profiles throughout the differentiated and diversified plot. This work shines with musical wit, expressed in numerous coloraturas, cavatinas and duets.

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Running Time: 2 hr 32 min
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
No. of discs: 1 (DVD9)