Encore series will feature popular Met Operas returning to the big screen
Sedona AZ (November 9, 2020) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the encore of the Met Opera production of Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” (from the 2010 season) on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
There will be a pre-opera talk at 9 a.m. led by John Steinbrunner.
The cast of “Don Pasquale” includes Anna Netrebko (Norina), Matthew Polenzani (Ernesto), John Del Carlo (Don Pasquale) and Mariusz Kwiecien (Dr. Malatesta). James Levine is the conductor of the opera.
Donizetti’s timeless comedy shines in Otto Schenk’s enchanting production, conducted by James Levine and featuring a remarkable cast. The incomparable Anna Netrebko is Norina, the young widow beloved by Ernesto (a suave Matthew Polenzani), who is about to be disinherited by his miserly uncle, Don Pasquale (John Del Carlo). It takes the clever scheming of Dr. Malatesta (Mariusz Kwiecien) to set things right and to teach the old curmudgeon a lesson — fits of temper, mistaken identities, and all kinds of comic confusion included.
“Don Pasquale” from the Metropolitan Opera will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10:00 a.m. with a pre-opera talk by John Steinbrunner starting at 9 a.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information and to order tickets online, visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.