Falstaff Tickets and Hotel

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Tickets + hotel fr £32 / person

Tickets + hotel fr £32 £28 / person

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Show notes

Running time: 3 hours

Booking from: 07 Jul 2018

Booking until: 21 Jul 2018

The Show
Old, large and lecherous, Sir John Falstaff can’t resist the ladies.

But they can resist him, and three of them plot to put an end to his advances once and for all.

After being tossed in a laundry basket and tipped into the Thames, Falstaff is feeling distinctly sorry for himself.

But when the plot is revealed, Falstaff accepts the mockery with stoical dignity.

After all, as the opera concludes, ‘Tutto nel mondo è burla’ – all the world’s a joke.

Giuseppe Verdi’s final opera tells the tale of a portly knight with an irrepressible appetite for life, love and laughter.

 Falstaff crowned a career that spanned more than fifty years.

Arrigo Boito – with whom Verdi also collaborated on Otello and the revisions for Simon Boccanegra – created a sparkling libretto based on Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV Parts I and II.

Verdi matched the libretto’s sprightliness with a score full of quicksilver switches in mood and tempo.

 Falstaff had its premiere in Milan in 1893 when Verdi was 79 and was instantly hailed as a masterpiece.

> Robert Carsen’s production is set in 1950s England and draws out the warmth, love of food and comedy at the heart of the opera.

 Falstaff moves from comic intrigue, as the ‘merry wives’ outmanoeuvre the scheming men, to tender romance and infectious merriment.

Musical highlights include Falstaff’s monologue in Act I in which he mocks honour, Fenton’s lovestruck sonnet in Act III, the wives’ jubilant plotting ensembles and the final – sublime – fugue in praise of laughter.


Theatre details

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House
Bow Street
London
WC2E 9DD

Directions:
( 7 minutes from Leicester square Tube Station) Head east on Cranbourn Street and continue for 390 feet ( towards Charing Cross Road). Cranbourn Street turns slightly right and becomes Garrick Street continue along this road for 207 feet. Turn left onto Floral Street and continue for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto Bow Street and continue for 171 feet, the theatre will be on your right hand side.

Tube:
Covent Garden station is 1 minute walk (135 metres)

Performances

MatineeEvening
Monday7.30pm
Tuesday7.30pm
Thursday7.30pm
Friday7.30pm
Saturday12pm7.30pm
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Falstaff

Royal Opera House
Bow Street
London
WC2E 9DD

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