Donizetti’s Don Pasquale
Donizetti’s uproarious yet sophisticated comedy pits a clever young widow against a crusty old bachelor, who is no match for her wiles. John Dexter’s lavish production was created as a parting gift for the beloved American soprano Beverly Sills, who bid farewell to the Met in 1979 as Norina, a perfect showcase for her infectious stage energy and spectacular musical gifts, and the only one of her roles with the company to be preserved is a telecast.
Beloved American soprano Beverly Sills stars as Norina in a classic 1979 telecast of Donizetti’s masterful comedy. Nicola Rescigno conducts an outstanding cast, which also features Gabriel Bacquier, Alfredo Kraus, and Håkan Hagegård.