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Total duration 2 h 35 min
1 intermission (30 min)
6 performances
31.3.2022 – 30.4.2022
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
17-109 €
Performed in italian
Surtitles in finnish, swedish and english

Love can be costly

Can you have a laugh at the opera? Of course you can, and Don Pasquale makes it hard not to. When Don Pasquale, a man set in his ways, thinks he has found his ideal wife, he is drawn into a turmoil of events that turns his peaceful life upside down.

Suggested age guidance 10+. 

Tickets & Performances

2 h 35 min
1 intermission (30 min)
6 performances
31.3.2022 – 30.4.2022
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
17-109 €
Performed in italian
Surtitles in finnish, swedish and english
Thu 31.3.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Sat 2.4.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Tue 5.4.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Fri 8.4.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Thu 28.4.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Sat 30.4.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €

#DonPasquale

Witness opera music at its best

These melodies are literally music to your ears. With its musical-esque, cheerful and lively tunes, Don Pasquale is a perfect example of easily digestible and superbly enjoyable music theatre. No wonder it’s one of the world’s most popular comic operas, along with The Barber of Seville and L’elisir d’amore.  

This time the events take place in 1950s Italy. The audience gets to savour lush Mediterranean scenery, stylish costumes, and above all, exhilaratingly Italian music. The scene is set for fabulously fresh springtime frolics.

Synopsis

Don Pasquale is cross with his nephew, Ernesto, who is in love with the poor young widow, Norina. In order to marry Norina, Ernesto would need to inherit the fortune of his old uncle, Don Pasquale, who has no intention to finance his marriage into poverty. Instead, Don Pasquale wants to punish Ernesto. He plans to disinherit him and decides to search for a wife for himself instead. 

The situation looks dire until Malatesta comes to the rescue. Though he is Don Pasquale’s friend, he’s still concerned for the young lovers. Malatesta conjures up a plot to help Ernesto marry Norina and teach Don Pasquale a lesson.

The full synopsis and other background information will be available in the programme leaflet.

Creative team

Music
Gaetano Donizetti
Director
Tuomas Parkkinen
Sets
Hannu Lindholm
Costumes
Tuomas Lampinen
Lighting design
William Iles

Cast

Listen to Don Pasquale

Complete the experience with refreshments

What can we get you?

Choose your favourite refreshments from this season’s tasty menu. You can easily add refreshments to your shopping basket while selecting tickets in our online store.

The services of the Opera Restaurant are available before performances and during the interval. Order beforehand and avoid the queues.

Please note that we cannot guarantee a specific table for orders made via the online store. We may also seat several parties at the same table. You may be assigned a bar height table for enjoying refreshments standing up.