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March 17
8:00 PM


March 19
2:00 PM


March 21
7:30 PM


Tickets for 'Don Pasquale' are now only available at the Stevens Center of the UNCSA box office. You may purchase tickets at the door, one hour before curtain.
Hours: 11 a.m-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Phone: 336-721-1945
Address: 405 West Fourth St., downtown Winston-Salem
Click here to purchase tickets.

The wealthy old bachelor, Don Pasquale, has decided to take a wife so that he may produce an heir, cutting his insubordinate nephew, Ernesto, out of his inheritance.


Ernesto is devastated to think of a life without Norina, a beautiful, widow in the village. Enter Dr. Malatesta - whose name translates to mean “headache.”  That is exactly what he will be for Pasquale, as he helps the couple come up with a plan to marry with Ernesto’s inheritance!  

Are you bringing a student? Maybe you just want to learn more about the performance?

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Gaetano Donizetti

Libretto BY
Giovanni Ruffini 

The opera was first performed on January 3, 1843, by the Théâtre-Italien at the Salle Ventadour in Paris with great success and it is generally regarded as being the high point of the 19th century opera buffa tradition and, in fact, marking its ending.


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The Cast

Don Pasquale

Brad Smoak

Don Pasquale

With a voice of "rich presence and power" (OPERA TODAY), American bass-baritone Brad Smoak has rapidly emerged as one of the stage's most exciting and sought-after talents...


Kameron Alston


Praised for his “shimmeringly youthful timbre” (Voix des Arts), Tenor Kameron Alston is from Arlington, Texas. Kameron is currently pursuing a Professional Artist Certificate...


James Allbritten


James Allbritten is in his 19th  season as Artistic Director for Piedmont Opera,. His work for the company has received considerable critical acclaim.  Of PO’s Madama Butterfly, Opera Lively said, “Jamie Allbritten does understand it, and his conducting, if we need to define it by one word, is elegant.” 

Dr. Malatesta

Michael Redding

Dr. Malatesta

Atlanta native baritone, Michael Redding, has been thrilling audiences across Europe and America since his first performance as Crown Porgy and Bess in 2004...


Cree Carrico


Soprano Cree Carrico is “a notably versatile performer” and “sensational actress” who is continuously praised by critics for her “crystal clarity at the center of every note”...


John McKeever


John McKeever recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Colorado Boulder. As a graduate teaching assistant, he served as the Director of the Campus Orchestra. He also served as an Assistant and Cover Conductor for the Boulder Philharmonic..,

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