Donizetti’s comic opera Don Pasquale is brought up to date in this new production. Filmed at Glyndebourne during lockdown in 2021, with a cameo from opera star Donald Maxwell, this production is stripped to the essentials, but still retains all the drama of the opera buffa masterpiece. (Italian, English Subtitles)
As part of our efforts to promote music making during lockdown, we filmed seven separate projects between November 2020 – February 2021. The performers never met in person, and all recordings were completed in isolation at home – an enormous achievement for all involved.
Concerned about the local spread of the pandemic, the Abbess has instructed all of the sisters in the convent to remain confined to their rooms. Meanwhile, a visit from the Princess to her niece – sets in motion a series of dire actions that ultimately result in tragedy, forgiveness, and peace. (Italian, English subtitles)