|Gaetano Donizetti. Don Pasquale. Opera. Vocal Score. Text in Italian and English.|
|Elibron Classics, 2000, 233 pages|
|The elderly nobleman Don Pasquale is in raptures of lascivious glee. He has decided to wed; moreover, he has decided to wed a young, beautiful virgin. The good Dr. Malatesta has a sister with just these qualifications; unfortunately, Malatesta has neglected to inform Don Pasquale that his sister is currently enamored of the young nobleman Ernesto. Don Pasquale is concerned and angered; for one thing, Ernesto is his nephew. Dr. Malatesta assures the Don that he has things well in hand; this being an opera, however, he is mistaken.|
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|Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848), list of works|
|After Gaetano Donizetti was drafted into the military, a superior officer heard one of his operas and was so impressed that he instantly discharged the young composer so as not to hinder his musical career. Or so the story goes; it didn't happen, but it makes for good copy. (In fact, Donizetti was never conscripted at all.) Donizetti's remarkable career as an opera composer - which spanned from Milan to Paris and back again - was cut tragically short when, suffering from the effects of tertiary syphilis, he was committed to an asylum in 1846.|
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