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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.


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(s): Royal Opera House, La Scala Malan, Canadian Opera Company
Conductor: Michael Schanwandt
Director: Robert Carsen
Design: Paul Steinberg
Costume: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting(s): Robert Carsen, Petr van Praet
Company(s): Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Falstaff (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1229213771. Details of all Falstaff archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1930

Archive Listings

6 Jul 15
18 Jul 15
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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