Thursday, April 25, 2013

Opera Santa Barbara performing Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti at the Granada Theater April 26 and 28th

Love Opera?

Opera Santa Barbara Presents
"Don Pasquale"
1330 State Street, Santa Barbara

Friday, 26 April 2013 7:30 PM
Sunday, 28 April 2013 2:30 PM

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 fiancĂ©e – 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 and cheer for the inevitable triumph of true love!

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