Donzetti's comic masterpiece comes to life at the capable hands of Opera Santa Barbara.
When: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara
Cost: $28 - $188
Age limit: Not available
In this comic masterpiece, the doddering Don Pasquale has willed his fortune to his nephew, Ernesto, on the condition he approves of the young man's bride. Enter Norina - Ernesto's smart and sassy fiancée - who, unfortunately, doesn't pass muster. Pasquale disinherits poor Ernesto, deciding instead to find himself a young wife and produce an heir of his own! Not one to be deterred lightly, Norina disguises herself as the girl of Pasquale's dreams and marries the coot; you can be sure that wedded bliss is not in store! Gorgeous melodies abound in Donizetti's last comic gem; you'll laugh at the declining fortunes of Pasquale (sung by Metropolitan opera bass-baritone Philip Cokorinos) and cheer for the inevitable triumph of true love!
Event posted April 22, 2013
Last updated April 26, 2013