The Met: Live in HD presents Donizetti's Don Pasquale at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts November 13


Don Pasquale

The Met: Live in HD presents the live transmission of Donizetti's bel canto comedy "Don Pasquale" starring Anna Netrebko opposite Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien and John Del Carlo at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts on Saturday, November 13 at 1 p.m. The Quick Center will screen an encore of the opera at 6 p.m. on the same day. The live performance at 1 p.m. is nearly sold out but reserved seating is available for the encore at 6 p.m. Tickets for both events are $22 general, $20 seniors and $15 for children and students. "Don Pasquale" is an Arts & Minds presentation.

Met Music Director James Levine, conducting his first-ever performances of the opera, leads the cast in Otto Schenk's acclaimed 2006 production.  The work is a witty commentary on marriage in which Don Pasquale, an old bachelor sung by John Del Carlo, plans to marry and produce an heir to disinherit his rebellious nephew, Ernesto (Matthew Polenzani). Pasquale's doctor, Malatesta (Mariusz Kwiecien), has "arranged" the marriage in a plot to restore Ernesto's inheritance with the help of the wily Norina (sung by Anna Netrebko, in one of her signature roles), who hopes to win Ernesto for herself.

Tickets are available at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Join, by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. And become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts! Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

Directions: Fairfield University is located off I-95, exit 22 at 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Access to the Quick Center for the Arts is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road.  Special note: From Oct. 4, 2010 through June 30, 2012, the southern end of North Benson Road (Rt. 135) will be closed to traffic on nights and weekends. Round Hill Road intersects with Barlow and provides access to the Quick Center for the Arts.

Image of Anna Netrebko as Norina and Mariusz Kwiecien as Dr. Malatesta in Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera 2010-11

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 1, 2010

Vol. 43, No. 98