Miami performances are at the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami.

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Children must be at least six years old to attend.


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Don Pasquale

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“It’s one of the funniest operas ever composed.”
—Lisa Simeone, World of Opera host

Donizetti’s delightful Don Pasquale is one of the pillars of Italian comic opera, and in this acclaimed Scottish Opera production, South Florida audiences will have a light-hearted opportunity to experience it from a fresh viewpoint. With irresistible eccentric characters, fabulous music, and plenty of laughs, director Renaud Doucet and designer André Barbe return with their colorful and quirky style. Set in Rome at the cusp of the Swinging Sixties, it's the perfect setting for a colossal clash of the generations.

There’s no fool like an old fool, particularly when it comes to love and money. Don Pasquale, a reclusive old man with a penchant for cats, runs his pensione with only a chain-smoking chambermaid, a greasy cook, and an ancient porter for company. Worried that his wealth will be squandered by his scheming nephew Ernesto, Pasquale determines to find himself a wife. When a distinctly feline young lady conveniently turns up, he is smitten. But having a wife is not quite as straightforward as he expected. Has Ernesto got the better of the old curmudgeon at last?

From melodic arias to punchy patter and sparkling humor, Donizetti's music brings this comedic masterpiece to life.

Don PasqualeKristopher Irmiter
NorinaLaura Tatulescu* [May 7, 10, 14]
Elena Galván [May 8, 13]
ErnestoJesús Álvarez* [May 7, 10, 14]
Daniel Bates [May 8, 13]
Dr. MalatestaMarco Nisticò*
ConductorRamón Tebar
DirectorRenaud Doucet
Set DesignAndré Barbe
ProductionScottish Opera
 * = FGO debut

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Friday, May 13, at 8pm
Saturday, May 14, at 8pm

Family Pack Special Offer

Donizetti’s delightful Don Pasquale is Italian comic opera at its best. It is the perfect opera the whole family can enjoy, and with our $50 Family Pack Special Offer, we’ve made it easier to bring the entire family.


3 tickets for Don Pasquale, with Orchestra seating. Additional young opera-lovers can attend for an additional $10 per ticket.

Rules: Your family group will be seated together on the Orchestra level of the theater. Tickets will be available starting an hour before the performance at the Will-Call window at the theater. At least one child must be under 16 years old. There is no discount for additional adults, but they can buy another Family Pack. (The minimum age of 6 years old still applies.) This offer is available while supplies last, and it may not be combined with any other offer. Certain restrictions apply.

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Friday, May 13, at 8pm
Saturday, May 14, at 8pm

Sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected titles

Photo © KK Dundas for Scottish Opera

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