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A red hot ticket at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010/2011 was Donizetti's comic gem, Don Pasquale, with Anna Netrebko reviving Norina, the part that made her a star in New York.
John Del Carlo's impressive singing and acting chops as the Don are given every boost by Otto Schenk's hilarious staging and James Levine's witty conducting. Leading this opera for the first time at the Met, the renowned maestro demonstrates that his gifts suit Donizetti as perfectly as Wagner.
Netrebko is such a fine singer and actor in comedies that it seems a loss that she has turned to the great tragic roles. (But then her Met performance in Onegin! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Your Aunt Martha
Netrebko great in voice and in presentment....which is reason enough to view this disc of an otherwise pedestrian opera (and silly and dated) provided with a production that fails... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a very enoyable opera. I saw Anna Netrebko in this performance live at the Met Opera, and had to buy the dvd so I could see it again. The whole cast is terrific. Read morePublished 10 months ago by glo