FALSTAFF

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2024

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito adapted from Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV
An opera in three acts sung in Italian

One of the all-time greatest operatic comedies comes to West Green.

The lecherous but lovable buffoon Falstaff, with his infamous roving eye, devises a wild plan to seduce Alice Ford and Meg Page in the hope of extracting some cash from their rich husbands. The merry wives catch on to his scheming and decide to teach the knight a lesson he’ll never forget! Shakespeare’s iconic characters come to vivid life in Richard Studer and Jonathan Lyness’ new production of Verdi’s last opera, reminding us that “tutto nel mondo è burla” — all the world’s a joke!

Ticket Prices £180/£140/£110/£80

A contender for the most beautiful summer opera venue in the country just got more beautiful!”
* musicOMH

“No country house opera festival has yet to surpass the magic conjured at West Green”
Opera Today

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