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    Falstaff

    Giuseppe Verdi

         

    Libretto: Arrigo Boito after Shakespeare’s plays The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Henry IV part I and II

    First Performance: Teatro Alla Scala, Milan, February 9, 1893

    First performance at the Israeli Opera: October 5, 1998

    First performance of this production at the Israeli Opera: March 20, 2007

    Conductor           Valery Gergiev
      Asher Fisch

    Pavel Smelkov

    Director Kirill Serebrenikov
    Set Designer
    Nikolai Simonov
    Costume Designer Olga Reznichenko
    Lighting Designer Alexander Naumov
    Choreographer Alla Sigalova

     

    Soloists          

        

    Sir John Falstaff Viktor Chernomortsev
    Edem Umerov
    Mrs. Alice Ford Tatiana Pavlovskaia
    Olga Kondina
    Oksana Shylova
    Irina Vasilieva
    Mistress Quickly Larissa Diadkova
      Olga Savova
    Anna Kiknadze
    Nanneta Olga Trifonova
    Liudmila Dudinova
    Anastasia Kalagina
    Fenton Daniil Shtoda
    Dmitry Voropaev
    יבגני אקימוב ??
    Ford Vassily Gerello
    Alexander Gergalov
    Alexei Safiulin
    Bardolfo Vassily Gorshkov
    Andrei Bobrov
    Dr. Caius Andrei Popov
    Nikolai Gassiev
    Mrs. Meg Page Elena Sommer
    Natalia Evstafieva
    Pistola Yuri Vorobiev
    Mikhail Petrenko

     

    The Mariinsky Opera Chorus

    The Mariinsky Opera Orchestra

    Surtitles: Israel Ouval

    Sung in Italian
    Surtitles in English and Hebrew

    The great virtuosi of the Kirov return to Israel with their wizard of a conductor, Valery Gergiev, and perform Verdi’s last opera and his only comedy about the charming fat knight Sir John Falstaff who tries, with very little success, to woo the merry wives of Windsor in order to reach their husband’s purses.

    Synopsis

     


    Dates

    Tues 20.3 (20:00), Wed 21.3 (20:00), Thurs 22.3 (20:00), Fri 23.3 (13:00),

    Sat 24.3 (20:00), Mon 26.3 (20:00), Tues 27.3 (20:00), Wed 28.3 (20:00),

    Thurs 29.3 (20:00), Fri 30.3 (13:00)

    Towards opening: Sat 24.3 (11:00)

    Before the show back stage tours: Thurs 22.3 (19:00), Tues 27.3 (19:00), Wed 28.3 (19:00)


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