Fort Worth Opera Festival presents Don Pasquale
The Fort Worth Opera Festival will present Don Pasquale. Audiences will be transported to the golden era of Hollywood in the 1950s, as Pasquale, an aging silent film star, sets off to resurrect his ailing career and find a wife and heir to his fortune. He gets more than he bargained for once he weds, or thinks he weds, the gold-digging starlet Norina.
The laughs come fast and furious in director Chuck Hudson’s ode to cinema, as Dr. Malatesta hatches a plot on behalf of Norina and Pasquale’s nephew Ernesto to bring them together and teach the Don a lesson. Tinseltown turns Technicolor in this lively classic, with sight gags galore and a riotous parade of pop culture icons, like Carmen Miranda, Jackie Gleason, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley, played by FWOpera’s chorus members.