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Verdi's Comic Masterpiece FALSTAFF: San Francisco Opera on WRTI, Oct. 18, 1 PM

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Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel sings Falstaff and Ainhoa Arteta sings Alice Ford in Giuseppe Verdi's FALSTAFF.

Welsh Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel sings the title role in San Francisco Opera's Falstaff. Based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV, Verdi's last opera - which premiered in 1893 at La Scala - is a wise, wistful comedy about a self-deluded old man who vainly attempts to seduce two women at once.
Saturday, October 18, 1 to 3:45 pm.

http://youtu.be/NKDiF3f2RXs

Synopsis

CAST:
Falstaff: Bryn Terfel

Alice Ford: Ainhoa Arteta

Nannetta: Heidi Stober

Dame Quickly: Meredith Arwady

Fenton: Francesco Demuro

Ford: Fabio Capitanucci

Meg Page: Renée Rapier

Bardolfo: Greg Fedderly

Dr. Caius: Joel Sorensen

Pistola: Andrea Silvestrelli