Music by G. Verdi

“Hilarious opera.”


Had your mid-life crisis yet?

Sir Falstaff has. Obese, drunk, and broke, the aging knight sends identical love letters to two wealthy—and married—women at the same time. Wow, was that dumb.

An elaborate reprisal ends with Falstaff learning his lesson, expressed through the famous final fugue “Tutto nel mondo è burla”— “All the World is a Joke.”

And after this past year, full of experiences like no other, surely it must be. Perhaps we have something to learn from The Fool after all.

Based on Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor.

In Italian with English supertitles.

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Creative Team

Conductor: Marzio Conti
Award-winning Italian maestro previously music director of Spain’s vibrant Oviedo Filarmonía

Director: Michael Shell
Jacobs faculty member quickly becoming one of the country’s most popular young directors

Set Designer: Robert O'Hearn
Former Jacobs faculty member who “shaped the aesthetics of opera production for more than 60 years” (Opera News)

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