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Sun, May 29, 2022, 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm | Main Stage Premiere

Gaetano Donizetti

Don Pasquale

Introduction at 5.20 pm

An elderly gentleman, crotchety, wealthy and ready for a last lustful love, in addition a young couple, for whom lack of money stands in the way on the way to love happiness, and a doctor friend, who has the perfect intrigue ready to let the individual desires in a triangular constellation blow up. The four characters seem fresh out of commedia dell'arte, and yet they stand as human beings: vulnerable and full of incompatible desires. When the old rich man wants the young beautiful woman, but the young beautiful woman prefers the charming young man - but somehow the money too ... yes, then we are right in the middle of the irresistible maelstrom of an opera buffa that celebrates laughter beyond all limits of pain. A wicked game and yet so wonderful.

Production: David Bösch
Stage design: Patrick Bannwart
Costumes: Falko Herold
Lighting: Bernd Gallasch
Dramaturgy: Detlef Giese
Chorus: Christian Günther

A break of 30 minutes after the second act (after 80 minutes)

In Italian language with German Surtexts

ARTE broadcasts the premiere of Don Pasquale live on ARTE Concert and time-delayed on TV as part of the European Opera Season, kicking off its birthday week: ARTE went on the air on May 30, 1992. NDR Kultur will also broadcast the premiere on radio with a time delay.

Venue: Main Stage, Dammtorstraße 28, 20354 Hamburg
Prices: 8,00 EUR to 179,00 EUR

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