Enjoy Donizetti's Pasqual€ In The Great Hall, Downpatrick

“The Irish stock market is reeling following a shock announcement from Don Pasquale, chair of PASQUAL€BANK™, that he is disinheriting Ernesto, his rebellious heir apparent, due to alleged involvement with glamorous young widow Norina. Once touted as the bank you can trust; where a modest investment guarantees a massive return, PB™is now squirming under the spotlight. Speculation is rife and rumours abound -is PASQUAL€BANK™on the verge of collapse? Will the scheming Doctor Malatesta manipulate the situation to his advantage? And what kind of merger is the foolish old banker planning? Can Ernesto regain his inheritance and wrest control of PB™ from Don Pasquale? “Immerse yourself in Donizetti’s farcical world and enjoy glorious arias and delightful melodies conducted by Roy Laughlin and performed by Opera ‘Theatre Company’schamber ensemble. Brimming with lyricism and high comedy, this vivacious opera has something for everyone, with themes that still resonate today. PASQUAL€ is directed by Annilese Miskimmon with design by Aedín Cosgrove [Pan Pan Theatre Company]. “Cast:Claudia Boyle, Martin Higgins, Andrew Ashwin and Nathan Morrison. OTC…is the face, voice and sound of opera in Ireland.” Mary  Hanafin, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. ]]>