Don Pasquale: San Francisco Opera Merola Program

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Composed by Gaetano Donizetti
Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
Conductor: Dean Williamson

Everything about the production cohered, from the ingeniously funny staging by director Chuck Hudson to the musical performance, conducted by Dean Williamson and sung with tremendous vivacity by the cast…There wasn’t a dull moment in Hudson’s staging, which overflowed with running gags, visual puns and physical shtick of every variety. The director set up the laughs, and the cast mined them for all they were worth. Georgia Rowe, Contra Costa Times

Review: Contra Costa Times (California), Merola’s fun ‘Don’ not to be refused