FALSTAFF (1893)

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Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito

Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

A man of many appetites, the lecherous Falstaff can’t resist his favorite vices: food, wine, and women - and not necessarily in that order! Suddenly finding himself broke, he hatches a plot to cure his woes - he sends identical love letters to two married women to get his hands on their wealthy husbands’ money. But Falstaff doesn’t bank on getting caught, and with the help of some ‘merry wives’, husbands and supernatural creatures, he gets his due and finds out the joke is on him. Bass-baritone Craig Colclough makes his Opera Saratoga debut with his interpretation of Falstaff, "creating a multi-faceted musical and comical character with an overwhelming sense of fun." - Washington Post

DID YOU KNOW? 

For the opening night of Falstaff in 1893, official ticket prices were thirty times greater than usual! Royalty, aristocracy, critics and leading figures from the arts all over Europe were present. The performance was such a tremendous success that the applause for Verdi and the cast lasted an hour. Falstaff was Verdi’s final opera, and one of only two comedies that he ever wrote. It is widely considered one of the greatest comic operas ever composed.


PERFORMANCE DATES

Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, July 6,  2017 at 7:30 pm

Monday, July 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm


CAST AND CREATIVE

Craig Colclough Falstaff

Craig Colclough
Falstaff

Dominick Corbacio Fenton

Dominick Corbacio
Fenton

Michael Anderson Bardolfo

Michael Anderson
Bardolfo

Caroline Worra Alice Ford

Caroline Worra
Alice Ford

Dana Beth Miller Mistress Quickly

Dana Beth Miller
Mistress Quickly

Jorgeandrés Carmago Pistola

Jorgeandrés Carmago
Pistola

Michael Chioldi Ford

Michael Chioldi
Ford

Vera Savage Meg Page

Vera Savage
Meg Page

Craig Kier Conductor

Craig Kier
Conductor

Emily Tweedy Nannetta

Emily Tweedy
Nannetta

Max Jacob Zander Caius

Max Jacob Zander
Caius

Chuck Hudson Director

Chuck Hudson
Director


PRODUCTION TEAM

Conductor: Craig Kier
Director: Chuck Hudson
Scenic Designer: Martin T. Lopez
Costume Designer: CeCe Sickler
Lighting Designer: Brandon Stirling Baker
 


 

PERFORMANCE VENUE

The Spa Little Theater
21 Roosevelt Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866