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Work: Falstaff

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ComposerVerdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)
PeriodRomantic
Year1893
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ViennaFalstaff

Verdi: Falstaff
Daniel Harding; Sir David McVicar; Vienna State Opera; Charles Edwards; Gabrielle Dalton; Ambrogio Maestri; Olga Bezsmertna

ViennaFalstaff

Verdi: Falstaff
Zubin Mehta; Sir David McVicar; Vienna State Opera; Charles Edwards; Gabrielle Dalton; Ambrogio Maestri; Olga Bezsmertna

MunichFalstaffNew production

Falstaff
Verdi: Falstaff
Kirill Petrenko; Mateja Koležnik; Bavarian State Opera; Raimund Orfeo Voigt; Wolfgang Koch; Aleksandra Kurzak

AlresfordFalstaff

Robert Hayward (Falstaff) © Clive Barda
Verdi: Falstaff
Francesco Cilluffo; Chris Luscombe; The Grange Festival; Simon Higlett; Robert Hayward; Elin Pritchard; Nicholas Lester

HamburgFalstaffNew production

Verdi: Falstaff
Axel Kober; Calixto Bieito; Hamburg State Opera; Susanne Gschwender; Anja Rabes; Ambrogio Maestri; Maija Kovalevska
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The Grange Festival's Falstaff hits all the right notes

Robert Hayward (Falstaff) © Clive Barda
Comic opera can fall flat, but if The Grange Festival's new production of Verdi's final masterpiece is a total delight, with a strong concept and a strong cast. This is country-house opera at its best.
*****
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A disappointing new Falstaff from Laurent Pelly at the Teatro Real

Roberto De Candia (Falstaff) and Rebecca Evans (Alice) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Comedy fails to spark in Laurent Pelly's new production of Falstaff at the Teatro Real. 
**111
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A Falstaff to relish at the Met

Ailyn Pérez (Alice) and Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff) © Karen Almond | Met Opera
A welcome revival at the Met of Robert Carsen's witty production of Verdi's final opera. 
*****
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A fun-packed Falstaff from Opera Bohemia

Andrew McTaggart (Falstaff) © Opera Bohemia
Opera Bohemia provides a fun-filled showcase for Conservatoire graduates in a finely sung Falstaff heading for the Edinburgh Fringe with a small orchestra.
****1
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Sir John in Love: the fat knight returns to Covent Garden

Sir Bryn Terfel (Falstaff) and Rupert © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
Sir Bryn Terfel’s Falstaff is still a cherishable rogue as he takes on the title role in Robert Carsen’s joyous staging at the Royal Opera. 
****1
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