Don Pasquale

The Juilliard School, NYC

Directed by James Robinson
Music by Gaetano Donizetti 
Libretto by  Giovanni Ruffini
Sets by Shoko Kambara
Lighting by Mimi Jordan Sherin
Photos by Nan Melville


"Shoko Kambara’s attractive sets placed the action in Italy in the early 1960s, with Norina as a news vendor who operates her stand near posters advertising mopeds and “Lolita.” The Don’s dusty, book-filled living room received a stylish contemporary makeover after Norina’s shopping spree. Amanda Seymour created the fetching costumes, including the striking red cocktail dress that replaces Sofronia’s nunnish attire."
– Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times