ATLANTA OPERA: DON PASQUALE
In this modern production from director Chuck Hudson set in the golden era of Hollywood, Don Pasquale is an aging silent film star at the sunset of his career. Our protagonist sets off to find a wife and heir to his fortune. He gets hitched to the devious Norina, a widowed gold digger who conspires with Ernesto, the Don’s nephew. Supported by a chorus of servants dressed as Hollywood film stars, Don Pasquale is an uproarious evening of theater.
This marks the first production of Donizetti’s bel canto jewel in The Atlanta Opera’s history. Bass-baritone Burak Bilgili, last seen in Atlanta in 2013’s The Italian Girl in Algiers, returns in the title role.