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Don Pasquale, the aging, cantankerous bachelor, is determined to punish Ernesto for his impudent ways – after all, how dare the young nephew refuse a marriage opportunity, in favour of his love for Norina?! The old man enlists the help of family friend Dr Malatesta to find him a suitable bride, so that he can produce an heir & cut Ernesto out of his inheritance. Malatesta has other plans, and devises a scheme to ensure that Pasquale gives up on the idea of marriage, and leaves the young lovers to be happy.
This production was filmed at Glyndebourne, by kind permission of Gus Christie, and at Piano Smithfield, by kind permission of Bob McKie.