Falstaff, Verdi’s last masterpiece, returns to the Royal Opera House for the first time for a decade in a lavish new production under the direction of Robert Carsen.

With its mix of jealousy, intrigue, confusion and comic chaos all set to music of the most consummate invention, Falstaff is one of the great comic operas.

The new staging – a co-production with La Scala, Milan, and the Canadian Opera Company – sees the long-awaited return of Daniele Gatti to the conductor’s podium of the Royal Opera House. Whilst the role of Falstaff, one of the great baritone roles of all opera, will be sung by acclaimed baritone Ambrogio Maestri.

Falstaff is part of the World Shakespeare Festival, which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival.

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