Royal Opera House

Falstaff

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Robert Carsen’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s masterful comic opera brings wit, humour and joie de vivre to the Royal Opera House stage. Read More >

Robert Carsen’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s masterful comic opera Falstaff brings wit, humour and joie de vivre to the Royal Opera House stage.

Verdi’s final opera, Falstaff tells the story of a portly knight – the old, large and lecherous Sir John Falstaff – who has an irrepressible appetite for life, love and laughter. He can’t resist the ladies, but they can resist him, and three of them plot to put an end to his advances once and for all.

Set in 1950s England, Carsen’s production draws out the warmth, love of food and comedy at the heart of the opera as Falstaff moves from comic intrigue to tender romance and infectious merriment.

The production is sung in Italisn with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 06/07/2015

Closing Night: 18/07/2015

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative

Creative

Director - Robert Carson

Producer - The Royal Opera

Lighting Designer - Robert Carsen / Peter Van Praet

Set Designer - Paul Steinberg

Author - Arrigo Boito

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