Hilarious interpretation of Donizetti’s late comic masterpiece Sunday Business Post
The Irish stock market is reeling following a shock announcement from Don Pasquale, chair of PASQUAL€ BANK™ that he is disinheriting Ernesto, his rebellious heir apparent, due to alleged involvement with glamorous young widow Norina.Once touted as “the bank you can trust”; where a modest investment guarantees a massive return, PB™ is now squirming under the spotlight.
Speculation is rife and rumours abound - is PASQUAL€ BANK ™ on the verge of collapse? Will the scheming Doctor Malatesta manipulate the situation to his advantage? Who exactly is the mysterious new player? And what kind of merger is the foolish old banker planning? Can Ernesto regain his inheritance and wrest control of PB™ from Don Pasquale?
Immerse yourself in Donizetti’s farcical world and enjoy glorious arias and delightful melodies performed by Opera Theatre Company’s chamber ensemble. Brimming with lyricism and high comedy this vivacious opera has something for everyone, with themes that still resonate today.
|Feb 17, 18 & 19, 2011||Dublin||Beckett Theatre|
|Feb 22, 2011||Dun Laoghaire||Pavilion Theatre|
|Feb 24, 2011||Down||Down Arts Centre|
|Feb 26, 2011||Tallaght||Civic Theatre|
|Mar 1, 2011||Waterford||Theatre Royal|
|Mar 4, 2011||Sligo||Hawk's Well Theatre|
|Mar 5, 2011||Navan||Solstice Arts Centre|
|Mar 8, 2011||Limerick||UCH|
|Mar 10, 2011||Tralee||Siamsa Tire|
|Mar 12, 2011||Carlow||GB Shaw Theatre|
"Director Annilese Miskimmom treats Donizetti’s farce as a parable about contemporary greed, and the production retains the original’s frothy ebullience. The soprano Claudia Boyle hits all the right notes, while the company’s chamber ensemble is on sparkling form "
"Annilese Miskimmon’s production mixes original, creative ideas with occasionally rather blunt symbolism The star of this production is Claudia Boyle who has developed into an impressive and versatile singer. She exudes confidence at every turn and negotiates her coloraturas with aplomb Roy Laughlin’s nine-piece chamber ensemble provided an energetic and reliable background for the singers, staying fresh and sharp until the end "
"Artistic directior Annilese Miskimmon–a daring innovator whose talents seem to flourish under budgetary restraints. It’s a howl "
"Claudia Boyle’s Norina is a vivacious presence… (Boyle) sings with a stylish vivacity to boot, delivers bravura passages with, well, bravura, climaxes with some thrilling high notes, and does it all with musical style and panache. "
|Norina / Sofrinia||Claudia Boyle|
|Don Pasquale||Martin Higgins|
|Dr Malatesta||Andrew Ashwin|
|Fake Notary||Nathan Morrison|