Falstaff ImageSaturday, November 19, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 22, 7 pm
Friday, November 25, 7:30 pm

MUSIC: Giuseppe Verdi

LIBRETTO: Arrigo Boito after William Shakespeare’s plays The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Henry IV

Sung in Italian with projected English translations 

"All the world’s a jest…he who laughs last, laughs best!”

Disguises, cross dressing, a late-night forest prank, plots and counterplots – it’s a laughfest of operatic proportions!


Sir John Falstaff, a well-aged knight who thinks he’s still “got it,” sends identical love letters to two married ladies in the hopes of tapping into their husbands’ fortunes and restoring his dwindling finances.

The merry wives of Windsor are quickly on to him however, and the down-and-out Knight of the Garter is soon hung out to dry!

If you don’t laugh out loud, we will refund your ticket! (Just kidding). 

Click here for the full synopsis

YouTube Links

6-min highlight from San Francisco Opera:


Blythe & Maestri - Reverenza! (Falstaff - Met 2013)


Tutto nel mondo è burla – finale (Falstaff-Verdi)


Barbara Bonney sings "Sul fil d'un soffio etesio" (Falstaff)



Falstaff CDs are available for purchase or loan.

Contact the box office at 204-942-7470 or click here for more details.


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