Tomorrow evening marks the opening night of Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff at La Scala, conducted by Daniel Harding. The opera, which was the last of twenty-six to be written, received its world premiere at La Scala on 9th February 1893, with high praise. The current production features Ambrogio Maestri and Bryn Terfel as Sir John Falstaff, with Fabio Capitanucci and Massimo Cavalletti as Ford and Francesco Demuro and Anotnoi Poli as Fenton. Falstaff was the second comedy to be written by Giuseppe Verdi, and has been set in London during the 1950s by Staging Director Robert Carsen. The production was first premiered at the Royal Opera House.
Daniel will be conducting the production from 15th January to 12th February. Tickets can be purchased here.
(Written on January 14, 2013 )