Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, decides to take a wife in order to prevent the marriage of his nephew Ernesto. Ernesto with the help of Doctor Malatesta, undertakes to thwart Don Pasquale’s plan. They give Ernesto’s betrothed Norina the job of ensnaring Don Pasquale in his own trap. Norina excels and the conflict between the two generations smoulders and stokes the comedy.
Bryn Terfel heads a star cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama.