Don Pasquale

Scottish Opera
  • Opera
  • Classical

This highly successful production of Donizetti’s quick-witted comedy began life at Scottish Opera in 2014. Since then, it has entertained audiences in Miami, Genoa, Vancouver and Toronto.

Don Pasquale runs a crumbling boarding house in Rome with a chain-smoking chambermaid, an ancient porter and a greasy cook for company. Determined to keep his fortune to himself, Pasquale decides to marry, spiting his nephew Ernesto. But, when he finds a bride, he discovers that married life is not as simple as he expected...

Director-designer duo Renaud Doucet and André Barbe (La bohème 2017) bring this production to life in their usual colourful and quirky style. Set at the start of the Swinging Sixties, the story of these eccentric characters unfolds in a perfect setting for a clash of generations.

Following his comic success in The Barber of Seville (2023), David Stout returns to Scottish Opera in the title role. Debuting with the Company, Stacey Alleaume is Norina, the clever woman who attracts Pasquale’s attentions. Also debuting with the Company are Filipe Manu as Ernesto and Josef Jeongmeen Ahn as the wily Doctor Malatesta. Stuart Stratford conducts The Orchestra of Scottish Opera through this sparkling masterpiece.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

a sure-footed and nimble piece of comic opera

5 Stars


Pre-show talk - Sat 2 Nov 6pm

This half-hour session delves into the detail of Don Pasquale, enhancing your enjoyment and extending your knowledge of the piece. Tickets are free but should be reserved in advance as there is limited availability.

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Audio Description- Live (theatre) or recorded (cinema) verbal description for blind and visually impaired audience members. Special receivers are available at the Box Office and can be used on their own or in conjunction with your hearing aid. Please book seats in the middle for the best reception.

Touch Tour - They are behind the scenes tours in order for visually impaired patrons to walk on the set, feel costumes and props, and get an account of where these things appear in the show, and their relevance to the story. Tours are free of charge but are specifically for visually impaired patrons and their companions.