Netrebko; Del Carlo, Polenzani, Kwiecien; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Levine. Production: Schenk. Deutsche Grammophon B0015504-09 (DVD) or B0015716-59 (Blu-ray), 133 mins. (opera), 9 mins. (bonus), subtitled
Donizetti's Don Pasquale, witty, light and fast-paced, makes an ideal screen opera. The characters are familiar comic stereotypes, but likable ones — the stingy, peremptory old coot, his romantic neph...
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