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LA Opera on WRTI: Verdi's FALSTAFF, July 12, 1 PM

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Robert Millard
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In his final attempt to seduce Alice, Falstaff (Roberto Frontali) disguises himself for a clandestine meeting in Windsor Park.

In honor of Verdi’s 200th birthday, LA Opera presents a new production of the crowning glory of the composer’s magnificent career, his comic masterpiece Falstaff. When Shakespeare’s portly knight of Windsor hatches a plot to improve his love life by courting two different married women, he launches a flood of comic chaos and romantic misadventure. Saturday, July 12, 1 to 4 pm.

LA Opera Music Director James Conlon, praised internationally for his mastery of Verdi, conducts this unabashed celebration of Merrie Olde England’s lusty days and bawdy nights, starring Italian baritone Roberto Frontali.

http://youtu.be/u__BerpOk_4

Synopsis

CAST
Sir John Falstaff:  Roberto Frontali
Alice Ford:  Carmen Giannattasio
Ford Marco:  Caria
Fenton:  Juan Francisco Gatell
Nannetta:  Ekaterina Sadovnikova
Meg Page:  Erica Brookhyser
Mistress Quickly:  Ronnita Nicole Miller
Dr. Caius:  Robert Brubaker
Bardolph:  Rodell Rosel
Pistol:  Valentin Anikin
Conductor: James Conlon