Thursday, September 22, 2011

High Jinx with Don Pasquale Saturday at noon

Taking some time away from madness on the Scottish highland’s or intrigue at the court of Henry VIII, Gaetano Donizetti found time to give us delightful comedies and none more hilarious or worldly wise than Don Pasquale.

An aging bachelor decides he finally wants to marry, he also wants to find a way to disinherit his nephew. He thinks he can employ the aid of his doctor who suggest a union with his ‘sister’. We later discover that this imaginary sibling is in fact the very woman his nephew loves and that the doctor has decided to aid the would be lovers. The law of unexpected consequences follows with a vengeance.

Tune in this Saturday at noon and hear how Beverly Sills, Donald Gramm and Alfredo Kraus turn all this into bel canto delight on KPAC and KTXI.

host, Ron Moore

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