VenueRoyal Opera House
Other spaces: Linbury Studio, Ballet Studio, Clore Studio,Floral Hall
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From6th July 2015
To18th July 2015
WhenJul 6,9,15,18 at 19:30. Jul 12 at 19:00
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Based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, a comedy of deceit, ego and trickery in which the (almost) good wives of Windsor give Sir John Falstaff his come-uppance.
Music Verdi
Book by Shakespeare
Lyrics Boito

Archive :: production:T1229213771, opera or operetta:S1930, venue:V377

Production details

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time: approx. 3hrs inclu. one interval. The production is set in the late 1950s and themes of food and hunting feature prominently throughout the opera.


Producer Royal Opera House
Producer La Scala Malan
Producer Canadian Opera Company
Conductor Michael Schanwandt
Director Robert Carsen
Design Paul Steinberg
Costume Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Robert Carsen
Lighting Petr van Praet
Performer Ambrogio Maestri (Sir John Falstaff)
Performer Ainhoa Arteta (Alice Ford)
Performer Anna Devin (Nanetta)
Performer Kai Ruutel (Meg Page)
Performer Agnes Zwierko (Mistress Quickly)
Performer Luis Gomes (Fenton)
Performer Roland Wood (Ford)
Performer Peter Hoare (Dr Caius)
Performer Alasdair Elliott (Bardolfo)
Performer Lukas Jakobski (Pistol)
Company Royal Opera Chorus
Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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