Welsh National Opera To Present New ‘Don Pasquale’

By Francisco Salazar

The Welsh National Opera is set to present a new production of Donizetti’s ‘Don Pasquale” that will tour smaller stages across Wales and England.

The new production will feature a new translation by award-winning director Daisy Evans with Andrew Shore in the title role and WNO Associate Artist Harriet Eyley as Norina.

The production will transport the piece to downtown Cardiff in the present day. The cast will be rounded out by Nico Darmanin and Quirijn De Lang, who portray Ernesto and Malatesta.

“This Don Pasquale is fresh, contemporary and unique. It has been reimagined for a modern audience, and sees current issues driving this classic comedy. Pasquale is proud of his kebab van and the years of service he has provided to late night revelers in Cardiff, but he’s grown mean-minded and scared of modernization,” Evans said in a press release. “His nephew Ernesto and his girlfriend Norina stand for the future – calling for less plastic use, eco-conscious dining and stripped back design. The two sides are pitted against each other in a comedy that is bound to have you laughing as well as thinking”

Performances are set to take place from May 25 through July 13, 2019.