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Opera - Don Pasquale

Donizetti: Don Pasquale

The Classical Shop
release date: October 1998

Originally recorded in 1998


London Philharmonic Orchestra

David Parry

Andrew Shore

baritone - Don Pasquale

Jason Howard

baritone - Dr Malatesta

Clive Bayley

bass - A Notary

Lynne Dawson

soprano - Norina

Barry Banks

tenor - Ernesto

Geoffrey Mitchell Choir


Blackheath Halls, London


Brian Couzens


Ralph Couzens

Richard Smoker


Peter Newble


Record Label
Opera In English


Vocal & Song

Opera in English

Total Time - 126:45
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Don Pasquale

  Opera buffa in three acts, text by Giovanni Ruffini and the composer, after A. Anelli  
1 Overture 6:24
  Act I  
  No. 1: Introduction  
2 'Nine already' 1:54
  Don Pasquale  
3 'May I join you?' 1:14
  Malatesta, Don Pasquale  
4 'Down from among the angelic host' 3:12
  Malatesta, Don Pasquale  
5 'She is my sister!' 1:16
  Malatesta, Don Pasquale  
6 'Ah! Quite unexpectedly passions inflame me' 2:09
  Don Pasquale  
  No. 2: Recitative and Duet  
7 'I'm a new man' 2:43
  Don Pasquale, Ernesto  
8 'Getting married?' 1:47
  Ernesto, Don Pasquale  
9 'Never again shall I find you' 2:40
  Ernesto, Don Pasquale  
10 'There's one thing I must say briefly' 1:05
  Ernesto, Don Pasquale  
11 '. . .is his own sister. 0:16
  Don Pasquale, Ernesto  
12 'Ah! The fates have conspired to thwart me/ 2:45
  Ernesto, Don Pasquale  
  No. 3: Cavatina  
13 'With just one glance she pierced him' 2:14
14 'I too have seen how magical' 4:03
  No. 4: Recitative and Duet. Finale I  
15 'Still no sign of the doctor!' 2:39
  Norina, Malatesta  
16 'I'll find a way, on one condition' 3:09
  Norina, Malatesta  
17 'Am I to be haughty?' 1:50
  Norina, Malatesta  
18 'Onwards, upwards' 3:30
  Norina, Malatesta  
  Act II  
  No. 5: Prelude and Aria  
19 'Poor, lost Ernesto!' 4:04
20 'I shall go, no more returning' 2:24
21 'And if you ever encounter' 3:21
  No. 6: Scene and Trio  
22 'After you have shown in Doctor Malatesta' 1:40
  Don Pasquale  
23 'Don't be frightened, just believe me' 4:22
  Malatesta, Norina, Don pasquale  
  No. 7: Scene and Quartet. Finale II  
24 'There's no need to be firghtened' 2:52
  Malatesta, Norina  
25 'Heaven preserve me!' 1:42
  Don Pasquale, Malatesta, Norina  
26 'Agreement between the . . . etcetera' 2:57
  Malatesta, Notary, Don Pasquale  
27 'You idiots, let me through here' 2:05
  Ernesto, Norina, Malatesta, Don Pasquale  
28 'So let the marriage contract be finalized at once' 1:32
  Malatesta, Notary, Norina, Don Pasquale, Ernesto  
29 'A man of such decrepitude' 1:31
  Norina, Don Pasquale, Malatesta, Ernesto  
30 'I've used persuasion first' 3:34
  Norina, Malatesta, Don Pasquale, Ernesto  
31 'I wish to see the servants' 2:46
  Norina, Don Pasquale, Malatesta, Ernesto  
32 'I've been cheated and disparaged' 2:28
  Don Pasquale, Ernesto, Norina, Malatesta  
  Act III  
  No. 8: Introductory Chorus  
33 'Bring the diamonds, quickly!' 1:15
  Servants, Don Pasquale  
  No. 9: Recitative and Duet  
34 'Let's see now: to the dress shop' 1:52
  Don Pasquale  
35 'Well good evening! You're in a hurry' 2:56
  Don Pasquale, Norina  
36 'It is over, Don Pasquale' 3:30
  Don Pasquale, Norina  
37 'My husband, my sweetest' 2:43
  Norina, Don Pasquale  
  No. 10: Recitative  
38 'Another bill for bonnets or for ribbons' 1:27
  Don Pasquale  
39 'Everyone endlessly coming and going!' 3:50
  No. 11: Recitative and Duet  
40 'We're agreed then' 1:05
  Malatesta, Erneto  
41 'Don Pasquale . . .' 3:32
  Malatesta, Don Pasquale  
42 'No more words, not even whispers' 3:59
  Don Pasquale, Malatesta  
43 'What a disaster, my little schemer' 2:35
  Don Pasquale, Malatesta  
  No. 12: Serenade and Nocturne  
44 'The night is calm' 4:06
  Ernesto, Chorus  
45 'Come, say the words I long for' 3:29
  Norina, Ernesto  
  No. 13: Scene and Rondo. Finale III  
46 'Here they are! Ready to pounce?' 3:16
  Don Pasquale, Malatesta, Norina  
47 'Here I am' 1:21
  Ernesto, Malatesta, Norina, Don Pasquale  
48 'Let's forget everything' 3:41
  Don Pasquale, Malatesta, Norina, Ernesto, Servants  
 Andrew Shore baritone - Don Pasquale
 Jason Howard baritone - Dr Malatesta
 Barry Banks tenor - Ernesto
 Lynne Dawson soprano - Norina
 Clive Bayley bass - A Notary
 David Parry
  15, 17, 18, 20 & 21 November 1997  
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…Barry Banks as Ernesto, a performance to compare favourably with those by foreign tenors who have a wider but not necessarily more justified international reputation.
The Times

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