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.


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


01292 288235


Thursday 12th July 7.30pm

Strathpeffer Pavilion


01997 420124

Tickets also from Junes Card Shop (Dingwall);


Saturday 14th July 7.30pm

Lossiemouth Town Hall



Tickets also from Buckley’s Newsagent, Lossiemouth


Sunday 15th July 7.30pm

Aberdeen Arts Centre


01224 641122


Thursday 9th August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)

Dumfries, Theatre Royal


(tickets coming soon)


Tuesday 14th August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)

Kirkcaldy, Adam Smith Theatre


01592 583302


Thursday 16th August 7.30pm

Dundee, Whitehall Theatre


01382 434940


Friday 17th August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)

Lanark Memorial Hall


01555 667999


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

Glasgow, St John’s Renfield Church


0141 332 5057


Tuesday 21st August 7.30pm

Greenock, Beacon Arts Centre


01475 723723


Thursday 23rd August 7.30pm (orchestral performance)

Stirling, Macrobert Arts Centre Theatre


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