Don Annibale Pistacchio (baritone) Carlo Torriani
- Serafina (soprano)Sachika Ito
- Madama Rosa (contrallto) Michiko Dekita
- Enrico (baritone) Luciano Miotto
- Spiridione (tenor) Sebastian Garramon Ferrada
- Set designer Daniela Barbera
- Costume designer Francesca Pipi - Light designer Salvatore Noe’ - Conductor Francesco Ledda - Director Pietro Ballo
The opera was presented in Italian at the Lyceum Theatre in London on 6 June 1836 and in English on 9 March 1841. It was also given in in English in 1870. It was first performed in Italian in the US in Philadelphia on 25 October 1861; this production went on to New York three days later. An English translation was seen in that city on 7 May 1917. Today, it is very rarely presented.
Don Annibale Pistacchio, an old apothecary, has just married the young Serafina. Enrico, Serafina's former lover, constantly interrupts the wedding night by showing up in several disguises and calling at Pistacchio's drugstore by ringing the night bell, asking the unfortunate groom to fill a preposterous list of prescriptions.