In this modern production set during the golden age of Hollywood, Don Pasquale is an aging silent film star at the sunset of his career. Our protagonist sets off to find a wife and heir to his fortune. He gets hitched to the cunning Norina, a widowed gold digger who conspires with Ernesto, the Don’s nephew. Supported by a chorus of servants dressed as 1950’s Hollywood film stars, Don Pasquale is a hilarious opera full of nostalgic glamor and lively humor.
Curriculum Connections: M3GM.6-8 , M4GM.6-.8, M5GM.6-.8, M6GM.6-.8, M7GM.6-.8, M8GM.6-.8, M9GM.6-.8, M10GM.6-.8, M11GM.6-.8, M12GM.6-.8, TAES3-12.10, D3-12FD.2, D4-12FD.3, D3-12CR.2, D3-12CO.4
Dickerson Chorus is headed to the opera! We are excited to have the opportunity to see a live production put on by the professional artists at the Atlanta Opera. It is a shortened, modernized, English version of the classic Italian opera by Donizetti, and it is specifically geared towards students. This event will take place during the school day, and costs a fraction of the normal price! We will be learning about opera, this particular opera, and its composer, in class, and this will be the culminating event, so we hope to have every student attend this hands-on experience that ties in directly to our chorus curriculum and standards.
WHO: Dickerson Chorus SIXTH and SEVENTH GRADE students
WHAT: Atlanta Opera’s Don Pasquale
WHEN: Thursday, March 30
9:45 AM-approx. 1 PM (will miss end of period 1 thru most of period 4)
WHERE: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
BRING: bag lunch