Falstaff - Teatro La Fenice


Giuseppe Verdi
from Fri 18.11.2022 to Sat 26.11.2022
La Fenice Opera House
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Falstaff is a comic opera in three acts by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian-language libretto was adapted by Arrigo Boito from the play The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2, by William Shakespeare. The work premiered on 9 February 1893 at La Scala, Milan.

Verdi wrote Falstaff, the last of his 28 operas, as he approached the age of 80. It was his second comedy, and his third work based on a Shakespeare play, following Macbeth and Otello. The plot revolves around the thwarted, sometimes farcical, efforts of the fat knight Sir John Falstaff to seduce two married women to gain access to their husbands’ wealth.

La Fenice new production


Sir John Falstaff Nicola Alaimo
Ford Vladimir Stoyanov
Fenton René Barbera
Dr. Cajus Christian Collia
Bardolph Cristiano Olivieri
Pistol Francesco Milanese
Mrs. Alice Ford Selene Zanetti
Nannetta Caterina Sala
Mrs. Quickly Sara Mingardo
Mrs. Meg Page Veronica Simeoni


La Fenice Orchestra & Choir
Conductor Myung-Whun Chung
Director Adrian Noble
Sets Dick Bird
Costumes Clancy
Lighting Jean Kalman

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