Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Label: OPUS ARTE
Format: BLU-RAY DVD
Bryn Terfel Markus Werba Olga Peretyatko Bryan Seacombe Ioan Hotea The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Royal Op, IOAN HOTEA
Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this exhilarating production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. Don Pasquale is the witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – and has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.