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