Don Pasquale Tickets
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San Francisco Opera: Don Pasquale
War Memorial Opera House
Oct 15 2016
Details of Don Pasquale and the Ticket Luck value
Don Pasquale is one of the best three acts opera buffa, or comic opera, ever written by the famous Gaetano Donizetti! Giovanni Ruffini, the librettist, wrote the Italian language libretto, which to date is as famous and liked by the people as it was when premiered! The moral of the story, as masterfully presented in this opera is to not to marry in old age! The opera which was first presented to the theater and art-loving residents of Paris, later took the other parts of Europe by storm, to be produced later in other parts of the world like the United States, Australia, etc. The lesson so beautifully conveyed in this opera remains true to this day and you will enjoy all of it by purchasing Don Pasquale tickets.
Gaetano Donizetti is the same Italian composer who is known for his other works like Lucia di Lammermoor, and L’elisir d’amore, both operas written in Italian. In addition, he has also composed operas in French like La fille du regiment and La favorite, etc. Donizetti was such a great composer that by the time he wrote Don Pasquale he had already been appointed composer and music director for the imperial court of Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria. Out of his total 66 operas, Don Pasquale was the second-last or the 64th.
As mentioned above, the opera belongs to the comic opera genre or opera buffa! This genre originally developed in Naples, Italy, in the 18th century and was later introduced in Rome and other parts of Italy. In fact, truth be told, it was the popularity of this genre which transferred it from Naples to all over Italy, and later Europe. It is pertinent to mention here that opera buffa developed in contrast to opera seria, which predated opera buffa.
Opera seria was mostly produced for the kings and had lavish settings, with kings and nobility being the focal point. In direct contrast, opera buffa was composed for the common man and it were the daily issues facing the general population which were the main subjects of this new genre. Opera buffa could relate to the general population in a way which opera seria could not. In a way Donizetti could be given a credit for spreading opera amongst the general population and getting opera a wide audience! Buying Don Pasquale tickets now will guarantee you the kind of entertainment never heard of or seen before!
Coming back to Don Pasquale, the opera has four main characters: Norina (Ernesto’s beloved youthful widow), Ernesto (Don Pasquale’s nephew), Dr. Malatesta (Don Pasquale’s physician), and Don Pasquale (an elderly bachelor). Set in the backdrop of 19th century Rome, Don Pasquale has chosen a bride for his nephew, Ernesto. However, Ernesto is in love with Norina, who Don Pasquale disapproves of because she is a widow. Both the Don and his nephew are disheartened and the Don decides to get married and produce an heir of his own. Dr. Malatesta tries to dissuade the Don by telling him that this is foolish but the Don does not relent. Dr. Malatesta, left with no other choice, informs the Don that he proposes that the Don marries his sister, Sofronia. Don is overjoyed and agrees. Who is Sofronia? Well that is for you to find out!
The opera crossed the Atlantic after taking Europe by a storm and was premiered before an audience in New Orleans Teatre d’Orleans on January 7, 1845. Needless to say, the opera took over North America by a storm as well, ever since its New Orleans premier! Since it defines the best of opera buffa, it has in addition to seasoned opera lovers, has also attracted a large number of first-timers. Since everyday language and words are used instead of high-flown language, it relates well to the “debutants”!
While Don Pasquale is loved by all it still does not form part of standard repertory of opera houses. You must however sit through this great experience! And for that to happen, you must buy your Don Pasquale tickets now! If you miss this unique opportunity however, you would have to wait till the next time it is produced, timeline of which is neither known nor guaranteed! So hurry!