‘Don Pasquale’ at Opéra national de Paris
René Barbera begins his 23/24 season with performances as Ernesto in Damiano Michieletto’s acclaimed production of Don Pasquale at Opéra national de Paris.
The role of Ernesto has become a cornerstone of Mr. Barbera’s career: he first showcased his vocal talents in excerpts as a young artist at the Merola Opera Program and has since made a triumphant debut at Teatro alla Scala. The Financial Times lauded his performance, stating, “La Scala debutant René Barbera exhibited an impressively burnished tone as Ernesto.”
Mr. Barbera shares the stage with an exceptional cast that includes Laurent Naouri as Don Pasquale, Florian Sempey as Dottore Malatesta, Julie Fuchs as Norina, and Slawomir Szychowiak as the Notary. Speranza Scappucci conducts.
The performances are scheduled for September 14, 17, 20, 22, 25, 30, October 5, 11, and 13 at Palais Garnier, marking his debut at the storied opera house.