Gaetano Donizetti – Don Pasquale

Gaetano Donizetti – Don Pasquale
Recorded in 1979

About the Opera:

Don Pasquale is an opera buffa, or comic opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. The composer Giovanni Ruffini wrote the Italian libretto after Angelo Anelli’s libretto for Stefano Pavesi’s Ser Marcantonio (1810). At the time of its composition, Donizetti had just been appointed music director and composer for the imperial court of Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria, and Don Pasquale was the 64th of an eventual 66 operas he composed.
The opera, in the tradition of opera buffa, harkens back to the stock characters of the commedia dell’arte. Pasquale is recognizable as the blustery Pantalone, Ernesto as the lovesick Pierrot, Malatesta as the scheming Scapino, and Norina as a wily Columbina. The false Notary echos a long line of false officials as operatic devices. Don Pasquale was first produced on January 3, 1843 at the Théâtre Italien in Paris.

Track List:

1. Ouvertüre (6:32)
2. Akt1, Szene1, No1 (9:18)
3. Akt1, Szene1, No2 (9:44)
4. Akt1, Szene2, No3 (6:07)
5. Akt1, Szene2, No4 (11:01)
6. Akt2, No5 (8:51)
7. Akt2, No6 (5:42)
1. Akt2, No7 (19:49)
2. Akt3, Szene1, No8 (1:13)
3. Akt3, Szene1, No9 (10:05)
4. Akt3, Szene1, No10 (5:07)
5. Akt3, Szene1, No11 (10:31)
6. Akt3, Szene2, No12 (7:26)
7. Akt3, Szene2, No13 (6:58)

The Artists

mp3, 320 kbps, cd ripping, 118:24 minutes
Covers, info & synopsis included.

Part1 —–   Part2 —–   Part3


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