Opera in three acts | music by Giuseppe Verdi | choir and orchestra of the Opéra National de Paris | conductor: Daniel Oren | stage director : Dominique Pitoiset | cast includes : Ambrogio Maestri, Artur Rucinski, Paolo Fanale, Bruno Lazzaretti, Mario Luperi, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Gaëlle Arquez
For his last masterpiece, Verdi found the material for the comedy of his dreams in the story of this old, penniless and pot-bellied knight. Airs, duos, ensemble blend seamlessly into a continuous, frenetic musical movement. Falstaff is a lyrical comedy that’s in a class of its own, a huge roar of laughter, which still reverberates in us a century later. This show will end our first season of live broadcasts from Opéra de Paris.
£15, conc. £12, students £8 | early reservation recommended