Donizetti's Don Pasquale

Performances are November 18th at 7:30pm and November 20th at 2pm at the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center

"Pride and Foolishness." Donizetti could have done just as well by titling his 69th opera, "Don Pasquale," by this simple description. To realize the most luscious of comedies to emerge from the first half of the 19th Century, Opera Orlando is proud to present one of the kings of the Opera Buffo style - Metropolitan Opera singer Peter Strummer. The bass-baritone has been lauded by the press for “giving a role maximum impact” and for his “warm, firm and agile voice.” Matched with a stunning trio of emerging artists of the top rank, be prepared for the belly to ache from laughter while the heart will be bathed in the beauty of "Bel Canto" - opera's Golden Age.

Opera Orlando's General Director Vincent Connor will serve as stage director and Michael Sakir returns as Guest Conductor for the cast which includes the Opera Orlando Chorus and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Photo Courtesy of Peter Strummer from Florentine Opera's production of Don Pasquale

Photo Courtesy of Peter Strummer from Florentine Opera's production of Don Pasquale

 

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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801

Box Office Monday–Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Phone: 844.513.2014

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director-  Vincent Connor

Conductor-  Michael Sakir

Stage Manager - Fran Falcone

Rehearsal Pianist - Julie Tompkins

Costume Designer -Kim Welborn

Lighting Designer - Jon Whiteley

Hair & Make-Up Designer - Nicole Dupre

Scenic Designer - Grant Preisser

Chorus Master - Robin Stamper

 

CAST

Don Pasquale - Peter Strummer

Malatesta - Dennis Jesse

Norina - Bridgette Gan

Ernesto - David Margulis

 

featuring

the OPERA ORLANDO CHORUS

and players from

the ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA