Falstaff - Opera - Season 17/18 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    Falstaff

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Opéra Bastille - from 26 October to 16 November 2017

    Sébastien Mathé / OnP

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Falstaff

Opéra Bastille - from 26 October to 16 November 2017

Falstaff

Opera Giuseppe Verdi

Opéra Bastille - from 26 October to 16 November 2017

2h40 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 26 October 2018

About

In few words:

There is no work to compare with Falstaff. In his last opera, Giuseppe Verdi, then aged eighty-four, delivered, from behind the mask of his buffoon-like rascal of a hero, the testimony of a life approaching its end and whose moral, like that of the opera, would be: life is but a joke. This indefinable comedy, tinged with pessimism, defies all the conventions of 19th century Italian opera and testifies to Verdi’s passion for the theatre. Dominique Pitoiset’s witty, humorous production brings these eccentric characters to life and their sparkling interplay maintains a perfect balance between fantasy and reality, the very essence of the work.

CHARACTERS

Sir John Falstaff: a ruined gentleman, a buffoon and a boaster
Ford: a rich man of Windsor
Alice Ford: Ford’s wife
Meg Page: a friend of Alice
Mrs Quickly: a townswoman of Windsor
Nannetta: Alice and Ford’s daughter
Fenton: in love with Nannetta
Pistola and Bardolfo: Falstaff’s servants
Dr Caius: Nannetta’s unwelcome suitor  

Performances

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Whether you’re a member of Arop or not, the friends of the Opera can reserve seats for you on all performance dates, including those not yet open for sale and those announced as sold out.

Audio clips

Falstaff - Air de Mrs Quickly et Sir John Falstaff (Varduhi Abrahamyan et Bryn Terfel)

Falstaff - Air de Sir John Falstaff et Ford(Bryn Terfel et Franco Vassallo)

Falstaff - « L’amor, l’amor, che non ci da mai tregue… »

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