Big screen treat for opera fans at Quad

Opera fans can enjoy a screening of Donizetti’s Don Pascale on the big screen at Derby arts centre and cinema Quad on Tuesday, August 6, running from 7.15pm.

This is the third of four screenings of operas from Glyndebourne.

Donizetti was an enormously prolific composer and Don Pascale is the 64th of his 66 operas, written only a year before the onset dementia eventually overwhelmed him.

Given the circumstances, it is hardly surprising that the diamond-bright wit and brilliance of this opera also has a distinctly dark side.

Danielle de Niese, who is acknowledged as one of the world’s most talented and charismatic artists and has been described as “the world’s coolest soprano” by the New York Times, performs the role of Norina.

Don Pascale by Gaetano Donizetti is sung in Italian with English subtitles and will be broadcast live from Glyndebourne.

Individual screening ticket prices are £15 or £13 concessions.

For more information or to book seats for any of the film screenings, call the box office at Quad on 01332 290606 or see www.derbyquad.co.uk