Falstaff

Scotland’s professional touring company returns with Verdi’s comic masterpiece Falstaff. Based on Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor, the opera revolves around the unlikely, plump protagonist, Sir John Falstaff and his farcical attempts to seduce women in order to gain access to their husbands’ wealth. With rhythmic pace and beautiful melodies, Falstaff is as energetic and exciting musically as it is dramatically. Award winning director Adrian Osmond and designer Kenneth MacLeod team up to create a dynamic new production with a star studded cast including former Scottish Opera emerging artists Andrew McTaggart and Hazel McBain and Opera Bohemia favourites Douglas Nairne and Catriona Clark. Sung in Italian with English surtitles and accompanied for some performances by The Opera Bohemia Ensemble, under the baton of Alistair Digges, and for others by leading Scottish pianist Andrew Brown, this promises to be a thrilling night at the opera.

Cast:

Falstaff – Andrew McTaggart
Ford – Douglas Nairne
Alice Ford – Catriona Clark
Nannetta – Hazel McBain
Meg Page – Fiona Mackenzie
Mistress Quickly – Susan Moore
Fenton – Seumas Begg
Dr Caius – Christian Schneeberger
Bardoflo – Kenneth Reid
Pistola – Jonathan Sedgwick

Director – Adrian Osmond
Designer – Kenneth MacLeod
Musical Director – Alistair Digges
Opera Bohemia Ensemble
Piano – Andrew Brown

 

 

 

 

Venues & Dates

Wednesday 11th July 7.30pm

Ayr Gaiety Theatre

https://thegaiety.co.uk/opera-bohemia-falstaff/

01292 288235

 

Thursday 12th July 7.30pm

Strathpeffer Pavilion

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/432911

01997 420124

Tickets also from Junes Card Shop (Dingwall);

 

Saturday 14th July 7.30pm

Lossiemouth Town Hall

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/438613

07985515311

Tickets also from Buckley’s Newsagent, Lossiemouth

 

Sunday 15th July 7.30pm

Aberdeen Arts Centre

http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/falstaff-verdi

01224 641122

 

Thursday 9th August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)

Dumfries, Theatre Royal

http://www.absoluteclassics.co.uk/festival/

(tickets coming soon)

 

Tuesday 14th August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)

Kirkcaldy, Adam Smith Theatre

https://www.onfife.com/whats-on/detail/falstaff-verdi-opera-bohemia

01592 583302

 

Thursday 16th August 7.30pm

Dundee, Whitehall Theatre

www.dundeebox.co.uk

01382 434940

 

Friday 17th August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)

Lanark Memorial Hall

https://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/en-GB/shows/falstaff/events

01555 667999

 

Sunday 19th August 7,30pm (orchestral performance)

Glasgow, St John’s Renfield Church

https://www.rcs.ac.uk/boxoffice-event/eventid/123004-Falstaff-(Verdi)-%E2%80%93-Opera-Bohemia

0141 332 5057

 

Tuesday 21st August 7.30pm

Greenock, Beacon Arts Centre

http://beaconartscentre.co.uk/events/falstaff/

01475 723723

 

Thursday 23rd August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)

Stirling, Macrobert Arts Centre Theatre

https://macrobertartscentre.org/event/falstaff/

01786 466666

 

Friday 24th August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)

Edinburgh, St Cuthbert’s Church

www.edfringe.com  (goes on sale 17th May)

0131 226 0000