D’Angelo Opera Theatre: Don Pasquale
Friday April 26, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Sunday April 28, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center
The D’Angelo Opera Theatre presents Donizetti’s comic opera Don Pasquale, directed by Louisa Jonason, accompanied by the Mercyhurst Civic Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan R. Moser. Performances are Friday, April 26, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. The fully staged opera with orchestra will be set in the Roaring ‘20s and will be sung in English so the audience understands immediately the jokes and follows the mayhem. The story concerns old and wealthy bachelor Don Pasquale, who attempts to secure his nephew Ernesto’s future by arranging a marriage between Ernesto and a “proper” girl. However, Ernesto is in love with the young widow Norina and refuses to marry Pasquale’s suggested bride. With the help of their friend Dr. Malatesta, Ernesto and Norina set out to trick Don Pasquale into letting them marry after all. Mercyhurst basketball standout Patrick Smith plays the title role, with alumnus Gabriel Borrero and junior Lydia Bolin as the young lovers and junior Jake Shearer as Malatesta. Tickets are $15.50 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and students; and $5 for Mercyhurst students with ID and those 12 and younger. Visit miac.mercyhurst.edu or call 814-824-3000 to purchase tickets.