Operas Concerts

Falstaff

“Falstaff” is a lyric comedy, it’s score sparkles with humour, while a dynamic plot and tender love scenes make a perfect representation of Verdi’s talent.

Concert performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s comic opera

Libretto by Arrigo Boito after Shakespeare’s plays “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Henry IV”

World premiere on February 9, 1893 in Teatro alla Scala

Giuseppe Verdi’s “Falstaff” is a lush and sunny opera based on Shakespeare’s comedy “The Merry Wives of Winsdor” and historical play “Henry IV”. “Finally I have a right to laugh a bit after killing so many characters”, said Verdi about this opera. Throughout his life Verdi had pursued the dream of writing a comic opera without ever finding the appropriate subject. Excluding “Un Giorno di Regno”, a sensational youth fiasco of 1840, “Falstaff” is the only comic opera, as well as the last opera, of Verdi’s production.

Sir John Falstaff is an experienced swindler, has no sense of responsibility, permanently undermines moral values, ​​and is loved by everyone for his primal life force. He is planning on solving his financial problems using two married women, Alice and Meg. He writes two identical love letters to both, considering the deal to be almost done. However, his “victims” are not that stupid: they discover that the letters are identical and decide to teach Falstaff a lesson.

“Falstaff” is a lyric comedy, it’s score sparkles with humour, while a dynamic plot and tender love scenes make a perfect representation of Verdi’s talent.  

Music Director

Arvo Volmer

Thu

03. November 2022 19:00 Arvo Volmer 60; Tickets 25/ 31 €, Vanemuine Concert Hall

Show times

Thu

03. November 2022 19:00 Arvo Volmer 60; Tickets 25/ 31 €, Vanemuine Concert Hall

Sat

05. November 2022 19:00 Arvo Volmer 60; Tickets 25/40 €, Estonia Concert Hall