Opera in three acts
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
In Shakespeare’s drama Sir John Falstaff, an aristocratic crook, loses his way and finds himself in Windsor – amongst hard-working citizens, who are now forced to defend everything they have worked for and have earned against Falstaff, that uninvited guest: their money, their children, their wives. Windsor’s women and children, however, have minds of their own and know very well how to help themselves.
Half a century after his first success with Nabucco, 80-year-old Giuseppe Verdi concludes his life’s work with one of world literature’s best musical comedies ever.
Act I and Act II: approx. 1 hour 25 min
- Interval (after Act II): approx. 25-30 min -
Act III: approx. 45 min
1893 in Milano
This production's premiere
Back on stage
14 February 2021
from grade 8