Verdi's Falstaff at Kennedy Center Opera House
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The last date listed for Falstaff was Tuesday October 27, 2009 / 7:30pm.
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With music that sparkles and a playful libretto, Washington National Opera's production of Donizetti's comedy is utterly charming. Handsome Nemorino is mad for the feisty Adina. She doesn't know he exists, but he'll do anything to get her to fall in love with him. Enter the lovable quack Dr. Dulcamara, who provides Nemorino with a "magic" potion -- the elixir of the title -- that sweeps up the lovers in a comically romantic whirlwind. Filled with whimsical wit, beautiful arias and intoxicating duets, the opera is sung in Italian with projected English titles. Learn More
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- "One of the true great Verdi baritones of our generation.” --<em>BBC Music</em>, on Alan Opie
What happens when an old knight who fancies himself a ladies' man sends identical love letters to two married women? Plenty, as Sir John Falstaff (Alan Opie), Shakespeare's drunken, but much loved rascal, discovers when the merry wives of Windsor (and a few furious husbands) decide to teach him a lesson. Verdi's last opera shows the master at the peak of his power and displays some of his most inventive melodies. This stunning production is directed by Christian Räth and conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing in his WNO debut.
Making his WNO debut, baritone Alan Opie was nominated for the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for Falstaff and hailed as “…one of the true great Verdi baritones of our generation.” –BBC Music
This intriguing production is directed by Christian Räth and conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing.