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Your reactions to Falstaff

A collection of tweets from the opening night of Robert Carsen's new production.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

16 May 2012 at 3.19pm | 1 Comment


Your reaction to Falstaff

A collection of audience tweets and links around Robert Carsen’s new Royal Opera production of Falstaff.

Storified by Royal Opera House · Wed, May 16 2012 06:50:21

Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Mistress Quickly and Ambrogio Maestri as FalstaffRoyal Opera House Covent Garden

A selection of audience tweets…

Never seen it performed live before but OMG this #ROHfalstaff at @RoyalOperaHouse is amazing! What a cast!Opera And Me
I want the #ROHFalstaff kitchen in my house. Might have to knock down a few walls so it fits… And take over the neighbour’s house too.Sorrow Pennefather
Falstaff a triumph for @RoyalOperaHouse. Gatti & Carsen have done Verdi proud. The best evening there this year by a mile. Feeling euphoric.Mark Valencia
As I’ve said in passing, I thought the cast was really very strong on the whole! Excellent.Just the staging didn’t work for me. #ROHFalstaffRuth Elleson
Carlo Bosi as Dr Caius, Lukas Jakobski as Pistol and Ambrogio Maestri as FalstaffRoyal Opera House Covent Garden
Only 5 stars to give in my @JewishChron review of @RoyalOperaHouse Falstaff. If I had 50 I’d give them. Magical in every way.Stephen Pollard
Saw Royal Opera #Falstaff last night. The 1 with the real horse. Can’t imagine a better production. But the opera still leaves me a bit coldJohn Dickie
Fabulous production of #falstaff @RoyalOperaHouse tonight! Can’t help grinning during the final chorus. Why the boos for the director tho?Owen Richards
Verdi’s Falstaff at ROH. Life enhancing.Phillip Wood
Amanda Forsythe as Nannetta, Ana Maria Martinez as Alice Ford, Kai Rüütel as Meg Page in FalstaffRoyal Opera House Covent Garden
Robert Carsen’s Falstaff @RoyalOperaHouse as perfect as opera can be. Bowled over.Paul Carey Jones
. @RoyalOperaHouse new falstaff fun and beautifully sung. that final fugue surely one of best in all opera. #classicalImogen Tilden
Can’t help feeling though that production is a season behind theatre’s Shakespeare-as-sitcom trend. #falstaffAlexandra Coghlan
@RoyalOperaHouse loved the new production of #Falstaff tonight. If you can get your hands on a ticket do it!Richard Northcott

A selection of our blogs from behind the scenes…

Robert Carsen on FalstaffPassion and enthusiasm emanate from director Robert Carsen as he sits down to discuss his new production of Falstaff. A few weeks into re…
Falstaff in rehearsalAhead of the premiere of Robert Carsen’s new production of Falstaff, take a look backstage with this gallery of rehearsal photos. The Can…
Fearsome beasts and fairy cakesThe large, light studio on the sixth floor is piled high with objects that divide into two categories: components for a vast war machine,…
Falstaff runs until 30 May and will be screened around the country as part of BP Summer Big Screens.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

16 May 2012 at 3.19pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Robert Carsen, Falstaff, Production, Social Media, twitter

This article has 1 comment

  1. Bill Griffiths responded on 18 June 2012 at 12:00pm Reply

    "The first night has to be one of the most depressing evenings I have ever spent at Covent garden. Bad from a production point of view and not much better musically.. Why update it. It's hardly a new idea setting it in the 50s. Richard Jones did the same sort of thing at Glyndebourne a couple of years ago. He did it better? And to thinik I had the temerity to criticise Graham Vick's production. This is another production that I will never see again.

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