Washington National Opera: Falstaff

Saturday, October 10, 2009 - Friday, October 30, 2009


$50.00 - $300.00

Run Time:

2 hours, 40 minutes

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Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff
Libretto by Arrigo Boito

What happens when an old knight who fancies himself a ladies' man sends identical letters to two married women?  Plenty, as Sir John Falstaff, Shakespeare's drunken but much beloved rascal, discovers when the merry wives of Windsor--and a few furious husbands--decide to teach him a lesson.  Verdi's last opera shows the master at the peak of his powers and displays some of his most inventive melodies.

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.
The performance runs approximately 2 hours, 40 minutes, with one 25-minute intermission.
Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra; please contact WNO Audiences Services at (202) 295-2400 for further information.

O-Zone Lecture: Free pre-performance lecture in the Opera House - Fri., Oct. 30 at 6:15 p.m.
Patrons must present a ticket or stub from any performance of this production.

Artist Q&A follows the matinee performance: Sun., Oct. 25.

Cast/Creative Team
Sir John Falstaff  Alan Opie (cast change announced on 8/26/09) 
Mrs. Alice Ford  Tamara Wilson
Nannetta  JiYoung Lee (Oct. 10, 12, 17, 21);  Micaëla Oeste (Oct. 25mat, 27, 30)
Mrs. Meg Page  Elizabeth Bishop
Ford  Timothy Mix
Mistress Quickly  Nancy Maultsby

Conductor -- Sebastian Lang-Lessing
Director -- Christian Räth
Set Design -- Hayden Griffin
Costume Design -- Michael Stennett
Lighting Design -- Mark McCullough
Choreographer -- Mimi Legat

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