Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair in Opera.
Don Pasquale’s plot may surprise opera newcomers. Donizetti, best known for melodramatic operas, florid arias and at least one corpse at the final curtain, does a 180 with this comedy of young lovers initially thwarted by an older relative — Don Pasquale — who won’t allow their marriage. Pasquale is tricked into marrying the disguised young woman, a decision he comes to regret, but it all ends happily and no one dies.
Don Pasquale, presented in Italian with subtitles, runs Thursday-Sunday at Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village. Tickets: 513-556-4183.