Pop Up Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera “Don Pasquale” at Lyde Court Hereford on Friday 26th April 2013.

Lyde Court has  great pleasure in announcing that  Pop Up Opera will be here again on Friday 26th April 2013, performing the marvelous “Don Pasquale”.

Don Pasquale is a comic opera the story of a young man, Ernesto, in love with the beautiful but penniless Norina. Ernesto’s uncle, Don Pasquale, a wealthy land owner, opposes the match and chooses a more suitable girl for Ernesto to marry. Ernesto refuses; the Don decides he will cut Ernesto out of his will; plans to marry to produce sons. Ernesto enlists the help of his uncle’s doctor, Malatesta, to dupe the Don into allowing Ernesto to marry Norina. Malatesta presents to the Don his demure ‘sister’ Sofronia, apparently a shy novice from the convent. She is really Norina in disguise. Pasquale is enchanted, they are married in a fake ceremony. The ceremony over, ‘Sofronia’ becomes a complete shrew. She turns the Don’s life upside down, spends his money, demands to be waited on hand and foot. Completely miserable, Don Pasquale is so relieved when the plot is revealed, that he consents to the marriage of Norina and Ernesto.

Delicious freshly baked Italian Pizza cooked on site, Italian Wine and local ice-cream will be available to purchase.

A rare opportunity to experience Opera close up in a relaxed informal setting with family & friends.

Tickets  Adults £20 Under 18 £10

Click on the link below to book tickets. This event was a completely sold out last year so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

http://www.lydecourt.com/Pages/donpasquale.html

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