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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. 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.Performers Ambrogio Maestri (Sir John Falstaff), Ainhoa Arteta (Alice Ford), Anna Devin (Nanetta), Kai Ruutel (Meg Page), Agnes Zwierko (Mistress Quickly), Luis Gomes (Fenton), Roland Wood (Ford), Peter Hoare (Dr Caius), Alasdair Elliott (Bardolfo), Lukas Jakobski (Pistol).
Music Verdi. Book by Shakespeare. Lyrics Boito. 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. Company Royal Opera Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
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