Falstaff

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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