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Articles tagged with "Falstaff"

Women who win the day: Opera’s triumphant heroines


2 September 2015

Opera is (perhaps justly) infamous for killing off its heroines – we look at some of the women who buck the trend.

Trade Secrets: How do you train a chicken?

24 July 2015

Never mind the singers — the real stars of Francesca Zambello’s colourful production of Carmen are a charming horse, a docile donkey and four unflappable chickens.

Performance of Falstaff on 18 July 2015 to be dedicated to the memory of Jon Vickers

13 July 2015

The Canadian tenor was particularly acclaimed for his performances in Verdi, Wagner and as Peter Grimes, but was also celebrated across a wide repertory.

Watch: Felipe Sanguinetti's short film 'Impressions of Falstaff'

10 July 2015

The filmmaker observed Robert Carsen's production from the side of stage during its New York performances, following his memorable film documenting Dialogues des Carmélites.

Saving the best until last: Our favourite operatic swansongs


10 July 2015

Five of our favourite final masterpieces from opera’s greatest composers.

Your Reaction: Falstaff

7 July 2015

What did you think of Robert Carsen’s colourful production of Verdi's final opera?

How Verdi proved experience can trump youth with Otello and Falstaff

6 July 2015

Verdi may have been well into his seventies by the time he wrote his two final operas, but he saved possibly his finest works until last.

Falstaff musical highlight: ‘Sirena… quand’ero paggio del Duca di Norfolk’

29 June 2015

It may clock in at just forty seconds in length, but Falstaff’s gem of a mini-aria is a perfect expression of joyous nostalgia.

Opera Essentials: Falstaff

24 June 2015

Our quick guide to Verdi’s last opera, his comic masterpiece inspired by Shakespeare’s drunken knight.

Soprano Anna Devin - ‘Opera is all about communication and expressing yourself on stage. It’s up to you how you get there’

11 June 2015

Former Jette Parker Young Artist on how opera has helped her tackle dyslexia, and returning to Covent Garden to perform Falstaff.

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