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The opera is Don Pasquale by Gaetano Doninzetti and, for a change, it is a funny opera, un’opera buffa, as we would say in the traditional Italian operatic terms. In other words, nobody dies!

Here is a synopsis of the opera from Opera Santa Barbara’s own website:

In this comic masterpiece, the doddering Don Pasquale has willed his fortune to his nephew, Ernesto, on the condition he approves of the young man’s bride. Continue reading

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