Washington Opera Plays Falstaff

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Washington National Opera will present Falstaff composed by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Arrigo Boito, sung in Italian with English supertitles.

The running time for this production is approximately two hours and 40 minutes including one 25-minute intermission.

Performance schedule is as follows:

Sat, Oct 10, 2009, 7:00 PM
Mon, Oct 12, 2009, 7:00 PM
Sat, Oct 17, 2009, 7:00 PM
Wed, Oct 21, 2009, 7:30 PM
Sun, Oct 25, 2009, 2:00 PM
Tue, Oct 27, 2009, 7:30 PM
Fri, Oct 30, 2009, 7:30 PM

What happens when an old knight who fancies himself a ladies' man sends identical love letters to two married women? Plenty, as Sir John Falstaff (Alan Opie), Shakespeare's drunken, but much loved rascal, discovers when the merry wives of Windsor (and a few furious husbands) decide to teach him a lesson.

Verdi's last opera shows the master at the peak of his power and displays some of his most inventive melodies. This stunning production is directed by Christian Rath and conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing in his Washington National Opera debut. -- www.dc-opera.org

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