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Don Pasquale

Opera buffa in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848). Libretto by the composer and Giovanni Ruffini, after Angelo Anelli. Swedish translation Sven-Hugo Persson.

Who laughs last laughs longest in Donizetti’s comic opera.

  • Duration

    Approx 2 h 15 min, including interval

  • Dates

    08 Mar — 07 May 2023

  • Stage

    Small Stage and tour in Västra Götaland

  • Genre


  • Language

    Sung in Swedish, no surtitles.

  • Price

    320 kr

  • Accessibility

See calendar below for tickets

Experience Donizetti’s delightful opera Don Pasquale in a new production that includes dancing.

Don Pasquale is used to getting his own way. To ensure the continuation of his family line, he chooses a wife for his nephew Ernesto. But Ernesto rejects the offer. He’s already in love with another woman, Norina. Don Pasquale disinherits Ernesto and decides to get married himself. Luckily, Malatesta, Don Pasquale’s therapist and Ernesto’s friend, hatches a clever plot to help the young lovers. With Norina’s assistance, he devises a complex plan to teach the old man a lesson.

This type of intrigue occurs in countless plays and operas (such as Strauss’s Die schweigsame Frau, which will also be performed at the Göteborg Opera this season). But it is rarely accompanied by such exuberant music, with both the most rousing and the most tender tunes. Don Pasquale is one of Donizetti’s final operas and his best-loved comic work alongside L’elisir d’amore.

Annika Lindqvist is the director of the dance scenes. In this updated production of Don Pasquale, the title character is stuck in the 1980s while Norina is an independent woman of today.


Photos from the performance

Don PasqualeMarkus Schwartz

Anna Forsebo


Viktor Johansson



Small Stage, Göteborg Opera

8 March 7.00pm
10 March 7.00pm
12 March 6.00pm
15 March 7.00pm
18 March 7.30pm
19 March 6.00pm


22 March 6.00pm
Promoter: Partille Kommun

Stadsteatern Skövde Kulturhus

24 March 7.00pm CANCELLED
29 March 7.00pm

Hebeteatern, Trollhättan

31 March 7.00pm
Promoter: Trollhättans Riksteaterförening and Trollhättans Konsertförening


Vara Konserthus

5 April 7.00pm

Palladium, Alingsås

20 April 7.00pm
Samarrangemang Alingsås Teaterförening and Alingsås Kulturhus

Mimers hus, Kungälv

21 April 7.00pm
Organisers: Kungälvs Teaterförening, Kungälvs Kommun and Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan.

Dergårdsteatern, Lerum

27 April 7.00pm
Organisers: Lerum culture and library

Kulturbruket på Dal, Mellerud

29 April 6.00pm
Promoter: Kulturbruket på Dal


Ale kulturum, Nödinge

3 May, 7.00pm
Promoter: Ale Riksteaterförening

Lyckeskolans scen, Kinna

5 May, 6.00pm
Tickets at the door, 175 kr
Promoter: Marks kommun kultur- and fritidsförvaltningen

Folkets Hus, Ulricehamn

6 May, 7.00pm