What You'll Get
- $36 for mezzanine seating (up to $77 value)
- $49 for orchestra-circle seating (up to $104 value)
- $88 for front-orchestra seating (up to $180 value)
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Don Pasquale is sung in Italian with English and Spanish projected titles. An opera preview takes place an hour before each performance, which provides a plot summary and entertaining backstage stories about the production.
- The Plot: In the swinging ’60s of Rome, the titular Don—a cagey pensioner with a penchant for cats—plots to keep the family fortune from his nephew Ernesto by marrying a young, distinctly feline lady named Sofronia and producing his own heir. Little does he know that Sofronia is secretly Norina, Ernesto’s beloved, which sets off a comic clash of the generations.
- The Style: Opera Buffa, a humorous style packed with commedia dell’arte characters (including the frazzled patriarch, the young lovers, and the manipulative trickster) and farcical schemes where fake identities (such as a false notary) come into play
- Quotable Quote: When initial dress rehearsals hit a snag in 1842, composer Donizetti boldly stated, “Have no fear for me…My work will be a success.” The last century has proven him right, as Don Pasquale has endured as part of the opera repertoire.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 14, 2016. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. For tickets by mail, contact Florida Grand Opera providing name, address, and telephone, or pick up tickets on the evening of show at Arsht Center after 6 pm. No late seating once performance begins. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed. Contact box office prior to purchase at (800) 741-1010 for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Must be 6 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Florida Grand Opera
Florida Grand Opera's dedication to the details has kept patrons coming back for more than seven decades. Split between two venues in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, its world-class performances draw in tens of thousands of Florida residents each year. The box office has also logged ticket buyers from 39 states and 31 foreign countries, as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, DC, signaling their reputation's international reach.
As intimidating as grand opera can seem to the uninitiated, the FGO eases introductions with a lively Twitter feed, a candid Facebook wall, and even its own iPhone app, which helps newbies get up to speed on opera's lurid centuries of love, lust, murder, and suicide. The FGO's FAQ page similarly dispels common misconceptions, revealing that you may wear jeans to the opera and that wearing 3D glasses won't actually improve your experience.