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Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich in Juan Diego Florez: Don Pasquale

Juan Diego Florez: Don Pasquale

2007 NR

Ruggero Raimondi sings the titular role of an old man setting his sights on a much younger wife in this exquisite 2006 Zurich Opera production of Gaetano Donizetti's comic opera that moves the story's original mid-19th-century setting to the 1920s. Bel canto tenor Juan Diego Florez dazzles as lovesick, sweet-voiced Ernesto, while baritone Oliver Widmer and soprano Isabel Rey also star. Nello Santi conducts.