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Opera in the Heights’ Don Pasquale

Opera in the Heights’ production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale closes its run this weekend with three performances at Lambert Hall.  Two of the principals, soprano Katie Dixon, singing the role of Norina, and baritone Octavio Moreno, Dr. Malatesta, joined St.John Flynn in the Geary Performance Studio to sing and talk about this great opera buffa.



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Written in 1842, Don Pasquale tells the story of an elderly bachelor, the Don of the title, who decides to marry a much younger girl, proving that there is no fool like an old fool.  Chaos ensues when his physician, Dr. Malatesta, concocts an elaborate plan, involving a pretend bride and a false notary, to teach his old friend a lesson.

Soprano Katie Dixon, who sings the role of Norina, and baritone Octavio Moreno, singing Dr. Malatesta, along with pianist Andreea Mut, came into the Geary Performance Studio yesterday to sing for us and talk about Donizetti’s comic masterpiece.  Listen to their performance and interview above.

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