FROM 2 Apr
Maestro Daniele Rustioni takes the podium to oversee a brilliant ensemble cast that features sopranos Hera Hyesang Park, Ailyn Pérez, and Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano Marie-Nicole Lemieux, tenor Bogdan Volkov, and baritone Christopher Maltman.
A deeply human comedy full of humour and genuine emotion, Verdi’s last opera is a splendid finale to an unparalleled career in the theatre. The story is an amalgamation of scenes from Shakespeare, primarily drawn from the comedy ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’.
It centres on the remarkable personality of Sir John Falstaff, one of literature’s most compelling characters. With a supremely well-crafted score, which has long commanded the respect even of Verdi’s critics, it is an astounding work and among the greatest operatic comedies of all time.
World Premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1893. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
180m approx including 2 intervals
Sun 2 Apr 14:45 (Delayed Live)