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Falstaff – photo by Bill Cooper, ROH 2012

Falstaff

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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. Read More >

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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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 15/05/2012

Closing Night: 30/05/2012

Running time: 3h with 1 interval

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Ambrogio Maestri, Ana Maria Martinez, Dalibor Jenis, Kai Ruutel, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Amanda Forsythe, Joel Prieto, Carlo Bosi, Alasdair Ellliott, Lukas Jakobski and the Royal Opera Chorus.

Creative

Director - Robert Carsen

Conductor - Daniele Gatti

Lighting Designer - Robert Carsen & Peter van Praet

Set Designer - Paul Steinberg

Music By - Giuseppe Verdi

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