Don Pasquale - Scottish Opera

£22.00 - 97.00

Evenings 7.15pm | Matinee 3pm
Running time:
Approximately 2 hours and 20 mins, including interval

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Scottish Opera: Don Pasquale  
Revival of the 2014 production 

This highly successful production of Donizetti’s quick-witted comedy began life at Scottish Opera in 2014. Since then, it has entertained audiences in Miami, Genoa, Vancouver, and Toronto.  

Don Pasquale runs a crumbling boarding house in Rome with a chain-smoking chambermaid, an ancient porter, and a greasy cook for company. Determined to keep his fortune to himself, Pasquale decides to marry, spiting his nephew Ernesto. But, when he finds a bride, he discovers that married life is not as simple as he expected...  

Director-designer duo Renaud Doucet and André Barbe (La bohème 2017) bring this production to life in their usual colourful and quirky style. Set at the start of the Swinging Sixties, the story of these eccentric characters unfolds in a perfect setting for a clash of generations.   

Following his comic success in The Barber of Seville (2023), David Stout returns to Scottish Opera in the title role. Debuting with the Company, Stacey Alleaume is Norina, the clever woman who attracts Pasquale’s attentions. Also debuting with the Company are Filipe Manu as Ernesto and Josef Jeongmeen Ahn as the wily Doctor Malatesta. Stuart Stratford conducts The Orchestra of Scottish Opera through this sparkling masterpiece.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Photos: KK Dundas

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A sure-footed and nimble piece of comic opera


Tickets from £23.75*

*Ticket price includes a contribution to the theatre development fund which pays for the restoration and upkeep of our theatres. A £1.50 handling charge will be added if you require postage for your tickets.



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We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

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Access Performances

Audio Described
Sunday 10 November 2024 at 3pm with touch tour at 1.45pm

Access Opera
Friday 15 November 2024 at 3pm

With dementia-friendly values at their core, these shortened performances are open to all. Performed by a full cast and orchestra, they also feature a narrator to take you through the story and introduce the music from the opera. There are wheelchair spaces and extra staff on hand to help. There is also a smaller capacity to allow everyone space, and brighter lighting levels in the auditorium, giving you the flexibility and freedom to move about as required. Audio described.

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Friends 10% off during priority booking period (20-26 June 2024). £3 off from general sale.

Multi-Buy Offer 15% discount when booking for botAlbert Herring and Don Pasquale.

Concessions £3 off
Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Groups (8+): £6 off Stalls and Dress
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

£15 tickets available in advance for Under 26/Young Scot card holders/ full time students/ unwaged. Must bring valid ID. Excludes top 2 price bands. 

School Groups (10+): £15
Includes 1 free teacher ticket with every 10 students.
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call the Box Office to book your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. 

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time.


Cast & Creatives 

Conductor - Stuart Stratford 
Director & Choreographer - Renaud Doucet 
Designer - André Barbe 
Lighting Designer - Guy Simard 

Don Pasquale - David Stout 
Norina - Stacey Alleaume 
Ernesto - Filipe Manu 
Malatesta - Josef Jeongmeen Ahn 
Notary - Jonathan Forbes Kennedy 
The Orchestra of Scottish Opera 
The Chorus of Don Pasquale 

Kindly supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate 
Part of Scottish Opera's 2024/25 Season 

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Pre-Show Talk

Sat 16 Nov, 6pm
Get closer to the action and see into the minds of the creatives behind the production by attending a pre-show talk.
These half-hour sessions delve into the detail of the production, enhancing your enjoyment and extending your knowledge of the piece. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. Limited availability.
When you book for this performance you will be offered the option to add the pre-show talk to your basket.
If you are not booking for this performance but would like to attend the pre-show talk, please phone Box Office on 0131 529 6000 (Mon - Sat, 11am - 3pm).

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