Chuck Hudson’s zany and feisty Don Pasquale (production owned and created by Arizona Opera) opened the Fort Worth Opera Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Reviewers have praised the production since it’s inception, with further performances with Cincinnati Opera, Atlanta Opera, and Minnesota Opera. The production will travel to Pittsburgh Opera in the 2018-2019 season.

Texas Classical Review said of the performance in Fort Worth: “Director Chuck Hudson, known for his innovative approach to opera, created this version for Arizona Opera in 2014, with whimsical sets by Peter Nolle and equally engaging costumes by Kathleen Trott. With a few minor adjustments in the text, some added scene-change music (with fake classic film footage) and lots of mild visual slapstick, the production neatly enhances and retells this predictable romance for 21st Century audiences.”

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