STATE OPERA SA / ELDER CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC CO-PRODUCTION DON PASQUALE

(Gaetano Donizetti)

In October 2016, State Opera SA and the Elder Conservatorium presented its first genuine industry partnership co-production with Strauss’s Die Fledermaus. It featured State Opera SA established, young and emerging artists working closely with students from the Elder Conservatorium. It was so good that it sold out and in 2017, Die Fledermaus will be part of State Opera SA’s mainstage season. The 2017 collaboration with ‘the Con’ will be the comic opera Don Pasquale. The ageing Don Pasquale wants to marry – he doesn’t really care to whom, and so a plot is hatched by the scheming Dr Malatesta, abetted by Pasquale’s nephew Ernesto and Norina, Ernesto’s recently widowed young lover. Pasquale doesn’t stand a chance in the face of this trio, but the route to a happy ending takes many comic twists and turns. This production will be conducted by Luke Dollman and will feature a principal cast of professional singers working with vocal students from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide and members of the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.

CONDUCTOR Luke Dollman
DIRECTOR  Cath Dadd
REPETITEUR Mark Sandon
COSTUME CO-ORDINATOR Judith Branford

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PERFORMANCE TIMES

Thursday 5, Friday 6 and
Saturday 7 October at 7pm

Opera Studio

CAST
DON PASQUALE Andrew Collis
ERNESTO Brenton Spiteri
DR MALATESTA Jeremy Tatchell
NORINA Sarah-Jane Pattichis
NOTARY Joshua Rowe

MEMBERS OF THE STATE OPERA CHORUS
ELDER CONSERVATORIUM CLASSICAL VOICE STUDENTS
CHAMBER ENSEMBLE OF THE ELDER CONSERVATORIUM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA