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Merry wives and mischief
Join Shakespeare’s beloved rogue in this irreverent comedy that will have you rolling with laughter. Falstaff may be down on his luck, but he still thinks he’s the most charming man in Windsor. When he targets two wealthy wives he believes he’s hit the jackpot, but these women are no pushovers and they concoct a plan to teach Falstaff a lesson he’ll never forget…
Verdi’s score bursts with energy and wicked humour. With its unforgettable characters and unexpected twists, this new production promises to be a riot!
Part of Opera North’s Green Season.
First Act 84 Mins
Interval 20 minute
Second Act 48 Mins
‘Opera North’s new production, sung in English and conducted by Garry Walker, wrests every joule of warmth from this combustible masterpiece.’
‘Opera North have created a masterpiece artistically, technically and musically’
‘proves that Verdi really does mean ‘green’
‘An uproarious and sustainable Falstaff in Leeds’
Operalogue (Hugh Canning)