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  • William Ashbrook

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Dramma buffo in three acts by gaetano Donizetti to a libretto by giovanni Ruffini and the composer after angelo Anelli’s libretto for Stefano Pavesi’s Ser Marcantonio (1810); Paris, Théâtre Italien, 3 January 1843.

Don Pasquale was an instant success as introduced by the quartet of stars at the ‘Italiens’: Giulia Grisi (Norina), Luigi Lablache (Don Pasquale), Giovanni Matteo Mario (Ernesto) and Antonio Tamburini (Malatesta), with Federico Lablache, the great bass’s son (Notary). The Italian première took place at La Scala, Milan, on ...

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