Orpheum Theatre | Omaha, Nebraska
Hijinks and cleverness are about to take center stage in this well-loved opera! See the innovative talent of Opera Omaha as they stage Don Pasquale at the Orpheum Theater on Sunday, 29th October this year. Featuring compositions by Gaetano Donizetti and Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini, the historic hall will come alive in this retelling of the beloved tale that highlights both romance and farce with a pinch of comedy! Wind back the time and stroll down mid-19th century Rome with the wealthy bachelor, Don Pasquale, and experience his antics live on stage for a two-night showing down in Nebraska. Invite your friends and let these singers serenade you at one of the top auditoriums in the nation known for presenting classic performances. Folks, the Orpheum Theater at Omaha isn’t just a place; it’s where people go for a high-quality viewing experience fit for operas and other live concerts! Reserve your slots now by clicking the “Get Tickets” button above.
For two nights, the Opera Omaha will present the comic opera “Don Pasquale” at the Orpheum Theater! See the beloved tale of hijinks and cunning minds come to life on October 27th and 29th this coming fall.
“Opera Omaha is a jewel among American opera companies,” shares General Director Allison Swenson. Dedicated to producing and promoting opera performances, Opera Omaha is also known for fostering opera education and outreach programs within the community. She goes on to share her appreciation for the company, praising its creativity and talent discovery. Moreover, she feels honored to assume a leadership role and is thankful for the support and warm reception she has received; she is looking forward to contributing to Omaha's vibrant arts scene.
First produced in the early 1880s, the three acts follow the complex story of love and deception. The play introduces us to Don Pasquale, an elderly bachelor who plans to marry Dr. Malatesta's sister, a supposedly innocent beauty, while Pasquale's nephew, Ernesto, seeks to marry Norina instead. Throughout the story, Malatesta devises a scheme to take advantage of the bachelor’s wealth and inheritance - will he succeed? That’s for viewers to find out.
Leading the cast is Jorell Williams as Don Pasquale, accompanied by Vanessa Becerra as Norina, Luis Alejandro Orozco as Dr. Malatesta, Miles Mykkanen as Ernesto, and Matthew Sommer as the Notary.
Some of the top creative leads have officially been announced. The people behind such an intricate performance have been praised all over the country by critics and overflowing positive reviews. See the complete list of the main creatives team here:
Gary Thor Wedow - Conductor
Octavio Cardenas - Director
Abigal Hoke-Brady - Lighting Design
Ronell Oliveri - Wig & Makeup Design
Major sponsors for the event include the following organizations:
Heartland Quality: Omaha Steaks
Nebraska Arts Council
Nebraska Cultural Endowment: Arts & Humanities Livelihood
Douglass County Nebraska Dedicated Service Community Involvement
Catch the opera classic like never before at the Orpheum Theater - Omaha, the top auditorium in the country for presenting a variety of shows that cater to all ages and tastes. Enjoy a seamless and world-class experience at the venue down in Nebraska!
Reserve your tickets as early as today!