Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share By Email


Don Pasquale

Old Love. New Love. Trick Love. True Love.

Following the successes of The Magic Flute (2015) and The Barber of Seville (2016), we happily bring you Don Pasquale, a boisterously comic opera about family rivalries, love and money.  Join us for a delightful musicale, served up with delicious food by Chef Loreena Miller and her team at Revival House, and sung by a talented cast of emerging Canadian opera stars.

Dinner Opera Menu

The Story:

Don Pasquale, a wealthy, elderly bachelor, is annoyed with his nephew and heir, Ernesto.  Ernesto is in love with the sprightly young widow, Norina, and wishes to marry her.  Pasquale disapproves, and threatens to take a wife himself, sire an heir and disinherit Ernesto.  Enter Pasquale’s friend, Dr. Malatesta, who pretends to take Pasquale's side but is actually plotting on behalf of the young lovers.   Deceptions, disguises and misunderstandings ensue, but love triumphs in the end.

The Cast from left to right: (photo credit: Gary Beechey, BDS Studios) 

Ernesto:   Jonathan MacArthur, tenor

Directed and designed by Amanda Smith

Don Pasquale:  Alexander Dobson, baritone 

Norina:   Irina Medvedeva, soprano

Music direction by Peter Tiefenbach     

Dr. Malatesta:   Joel Allison, bass-baritone

Notary:  Noah Grove, baritone (not shown in photo)

Find out more about Don Pasquale by taking in the illustrated lecture, Don Pasquale:  A Comic Gem, by CBC broadcaster and music critic, Robert Harris, on Wednesday, August 16.

Sponsored by:



Dinner Opera

Friday August 18 | 6:30 pm

Revival House

$55 + HST (opera portion only) call 519.271.2101

Dinner Opera

Saturday August 19 | 6:30 pm

Revival House

$55 + HST (opera portion only) call 519.271.2101