Monthly Archives: June 2015

Valentina Naforniţa makes her Teatro Liceu Barcelona as Norina in Don Pasquale

Following her success as Norina in Donizetti Don Pasquale at the Wiener Staatsoper in May, Valentina makes her Teatro Liceu debut as Norina on 16 June 2015. Lorenzo Regazzo sings the title role alongside with Juan Francisco Gatell as Ernesto and Mariusz Kwiecien as Doctor Malatesta in a new production directed by Laurent Pelly.

Valentina’s recent performances as Norina at the Wiener Staatsoper were acclaimed by the press:

“She also sings with great ability to modulate all high notes and coloratura necessary.”
Opernnetz, May 2015.

“Brilliant top notes.”
Wiener Zeitung, April 2015.

“Her top notes are already of precious value… the coloratura is liquid.”
Der Standard, April 2015.

Pelly’s staging is a co-production between the Liceu and Santa Fe Opera, where it premiered in 2014 to rave reviews.

“Pelly’s production was an absurdist feast…. At the end, one left the theater quite giddy.”
Opera News, November 2014.

After the opening on 16 June, further performances will take place on 18, 20, 22, 25 and 27 June, under the baton of Diego Matheuz.