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What you thought of: Don Pasquale

Read a selection of press reviews and audience reactions for Don Pasquale.

The curtain has now gone up on our Tour production of Don Pasquale.

Nimble and breathless, outrageous and exhilarating, Donizetti’s late comic masterpiece pits two generations against one another in a musical battle of wits and wills.

Mariame Clement’s period staging combines 18th-century elegance with contemporary acuity to create a memorable and much-loved production.

Read what the audience and critics had to say about the production.

Audience Reaction

‘We had a lovely evening, and it was a very alive production with wonderful singers. Thank you.’

Audience Member

‘Exceptional cast for this production – first class and a highly entertaining production’

Audience Member

‘We all loved every minute! Thank you.’

Audience Member

‘I thought that this production was an example of Glyndebourne at its best. The production was thought provoking and challenging in quite a subtle way.’

Audience Member

What the critics are saying

‘Mariame Clément’s staging returns with a knockout new cast in a careful revival by Paul Higgins’

The Stage

‘Glyndebourne’s revival of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale is a delicious confection, from the very lush red velvet start to the final dawn sky of the closing moments as the story is resolved. Visually this is a feast for the eyes and for the soul’

Latest Brighton

‘if you can only manage to see one thing, I can thoroughly recommend this production of Don Pasquale. Wherever you are, this is certain to be the funniest show in town.’


Daily Express

‘In the pit, Jonathan Bloxham conducted Glyndebourne’s tour orchestra with clean-lined relish and rigour. The overture had a bracing zing and snap’

The Arts Desk

‘This is a production to catch, sure to leave you with a smile on your face and a lingering concern about your own old age!’



Image credits: Don Pasquale, Tour 2021. Photos by Robbie Jack

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