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. The production is set in the late 1950s and the themes of food and hunting feature prominently in the production.


Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff), ana Maria Martinez (Alice Ford), Dalibor Jenis (Ford), Kai Ruutel (Meg Page), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Mistress Quickly), Amanda Forsythe (Nannetta), Joel Prieto (Fenton), Carlo Bosi (Dr Caius), Alasdair Elliott (Bardolfo), Lukas Jakobski (Pistola)


Music: Verdi
Book by: Shakespeare
Lyrics: Boito
Producer(s): Royal Opera House, Teatro Alla Scala Milan, Canadian Opera Company
Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Director: Robert Carsen
Design: Paul Steinberg
Costume: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting(s): Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet
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Falstaff (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1213984753. Details of all Falstaff archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1930

Archive Listings

15 May 12
30 May 12
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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