4 May 2012 at 4.23pm | Comment on this article
Ahead of the premiere of Robert Carsen's new production of Falstaff, take a look backstage with this gallery of rehearsal photos. The Canadian-born director’s take on Verdi’s Shakespearean opera is set in the 1950s, during a period of huge social change in Britain.
Next week we'll publish an interview with the director in which he tells us about the inspiration for his production, as well as his personal feelings on the appeal of the piece.
This gallery follows our recent appetite-whetting gallery of prop cakes adorning Sir John Falstaff's banquet.