Javier Camarena Hits High Notes in 'Don Pasquale'
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Tune in at 1 pm Saturday as Maurizio Benini leads a performance of Donizetti's comedy, Don Pasquale, from the Metropolitan Opera. Baritone Ambrogio Maestri sings the title role, a buffoonish older gentleman who wants to marry the beautiful young widow Norina (Eleonora Buratto). Meanwhile, Pasquale's nephew, Ernesto, sung by tenor Javier Camarena, is courting Norina, as well. The meddling Dr. Malatesta (baritone Levente Molnár) devises a scheme which provides all the characters with a deserving resolution.
Mary Jo Heath hosts this live performance of the Otto Schenk production.
Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Don Pasquale: Ambrogio Maestri
Ernesto: Javier Camarena
Norina: Eleonora Buratto
Dr. Malatesta: Levente Molnár