Don Pasquale wants to marry in order to disinherit his nephew Ernesto. The bride offered to him by his family doctor, Doctor Malatesta, plays the vicious fury and is none other than Ernesto's fiancée Norina. Don Pasquale must realise that he has become the victim of an intrigue.
One almost wants to feel sorry for this gentleman in his prime, as Rolando Villazón sees him. The multi-talented star tenor stages Donizetti's opera "Don Pasquale" wittily funny with a sentiment that extracts unusually emotional moments from the turbulent comedy.