'Don Pasquale' featured Nov. 13 in Potsdam at 'The Met: Live in HD'
Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 11:37 am

POTSDAM -- The Met: Live in HD will bring Gaetano Donizetti's "Don Pasquale," an opera that's the 19th-century equivalent of a fun-filled romantic comedy, to the Roxy Theater at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, with an encore screening at 1 p.m. on Nov. 14. The expected running time is three hours and 30 minutes.

Soprano Anna Netrebko will reprise her acclaimed portrayal of the heroine Norina in the live broadcast of the opera.

The New York Times recently said Netrebko renders the production a "comic tour de force," as she is at turns seductive, demure and tyrannical.

This is the first revival of Otto Schenk's hilarious staging of "Don Pasquale" since its 2006 premiere, with James Levine conducting the opera for the first time at the Met. "Don Pasquale" tells the tale of a sassy widow who pretends to be a demure convent girl who turns into a shrew in order to separate a miser from his inheritance. Norina must play the part in order to win the heart of her beloved, Don Pasquale, and join him in marriage.

Ticket prices for the series are: $18 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, $12 for students and $9 for youth age 18 and under.

Tickets are available by calling the Community Performance Series Box Office at 267-2277, or visiting the Roxy Theater or Northern Music & Video in downtown Potsdam or the CPS Box Office in the lobby of Snell Music Theater.

You can also reserve tickets online by visiting www.cpspotsdam.org.