Monroe Township Senior Center
12 Halsey Reed Road
An exciting quartet of singers from Boheme Opera NJ will perform the timeless Italian comic opera Don Pasquale on Saturday, October 5 at 7:00 pm at the beautiful Monroe Township Senior Center, 12 Halsey Reed Road, Monroe Township, NJ. If you have never witnessed live operatic comedy, this is your first-time opportunity to enjoy fun characters, sparkling music and impressive vocal acrobatics.
Written by Gaetano Donizetti in 1842, the comedy tells the story of a conniving old bachelor who plans to marry in order to punish his rebellious nephew Ernesto, who is in love with the young widow Norina. At its premiere in Italy at La Scala, Milan, Don Pasquale was performed by four of the most celebrated singers of the day and was an immediate success. It was recognized at the time as Donizetti’s comic masterpiece and, to this day, is still considered as such. Don Pasquale remains one of the most popular of his 66 operas, as well as being one of the three most popular Italian comic operas, the others being Rossini’s The Barber of Seville
and Donizetti’s own The Elixir of Love.
Starring in Boheme Opera NJ’s presentation are bass-baritone Edward Bogusz as Don Pasquale, soprano Sungji Kim as Norina, tenor John Villemaire as Ernesto and baritone Charles Schneider as Dr. Malatesta. Boheme Opera NJ Managing Director and pianist Sandra Milstein Pucciatti will accompany the production on the Monroe Township Senior Center’s grand piano. Boheme Opera NJ President Jerrold Kalstein will guide the audience through the prankish story.
Tickets for Boheme Opera NJ’s presentation of Don Pasquale can be purchased online by accessing monroetownshipculturalarts.com/events/ and clicking on Oct 5 Don Pasquale.
If phone purchase is preferred, tickets can be ordered by calling 1-800-514-3849 from 9 AM to 10 PM EST or (732) 521-4400 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the box office 1 hour before the performance. General Admission Adults $30 – Monroe Township Patrons $25 – Students Free with ID at Door.
Boheme Opera NJ’s Don Pasquale is sponsored by The Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission and The Patrons of The Arts, Inc. with Support from Mayor Gerald Tamburro and The Monroe Township Council.