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A chance to hear the fat man sing. Read More >

At the centre of this most ebullient ensemble opera stands the inimitable Falstaff – the very essence of conviviality. Whilst you may well be familiar with Shakespeare’s tale of the merry wives of Windsor and their scheme to expose their suitor, you’ll find that the character of Sir John Falstaff – the original fat knight – takes on an even more vital dimension in Verdi’s final opera. With its score of mercurial invention, overflowing with vivacious wit and revelry, Falstaff overwhelms you with its life-enhancing insights into the human condition.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 15/10/2004

Closing Night: 19/11/2004

Running time: 3 hours

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Cast & Creative


Alan Opie as Sir John Falstaff


Director - Original Director: Matthew Warchus, Revival directed by Ian Rutherford

Designer - Laura Hopkins, illusions by Paul Kieve

Choreographer - Jonathan Lunn

Conductor - Mark Wigglesworth, Martin Fitzpatrick

Lighting Designer - Peter Mumford

Lyrics By - Boito

About London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ES

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