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LA MONNAIE DE MUNT

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Opera

Falstaff

Giuseppe Verdi

Presentation
We do not want Falstaff to die. And of course he does not. He is life itself. — Harold Bloom

Pot-bellied, hedonistic, and somewhat cowardly, Sir John Falstaff spends most of his time drinking and scheming. He falls for Alice Ford and Meg Page, two young married women who take pleasure in arousing the old knight’s desire in order to mock his attempts at seduction. With Falstaff, Giuseppe Verdi bids farewell to Shakespearean theatre and to his career in opera with a great burst of laughter. To reveal the magic of this opera, at once funny and melancholic, La Monnaie has turned to the acclaimed duo of Alain Altinoglu and Laurent Pelly. Following Cendrillon, The Golden Cockerel, and Don Pasquale, our Music Director and the French stage director promise another bittersweet production for the end-of-year festivities.

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

ConductorALAIN ALTINOGLU
Director & costumesLAURENT PELLY
Set designBARBARA DE LIMBURG
LightingJOËL ADAM
Chorus master ALBERTO MORO

Sir John FalstaffROBERTO FRONTALI
WERNER VAN MECHELEN (10, 15, 18, 22, 27 DEC)

FordMATTIA OLIVIERI
LIONEL LHOTE (10, 15, 18, 22, 27 DEC)

FentonANICIO ZORZI GIUSTINIANI
Dott. CajusRAÚL GIMÉNEZ
BardolfoMIKELDI ATXALANDABASO
PistolaGIOVANNI FURLANETTO
Mrs. Alice FordMYRTÒ PAPATANASIU
ANNE-CATHERINE GILLET (10, 15, 18, 22, 27 DEC)

NannettaELENA GALITSKAYA
Mrs. Meg PageANGÉLIQUE NOLDUS
Mrs. QuicklyDANIELA BARCELLONA
BETH TAYLOR (10, 15, 18, 22, 27 DEC)

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

ProductionTEATRO REAL (MADRID)
Co-productionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE, OPÉRANATIONAL DE BORDEAUX, TOKYO NIKIKAI OPERA FOUNDATION, NEOESCENOGRAFIA S .L.

In coproduction with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions
With the support of taxshelter.be and ING
With the support of the tax shelter of the Belgian federal government

Dates & tickets

Dates