Verdi's Falstaff at Los Angeles Opera

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The summer season of broadcasts from Los Angeles Opera kicks off with the company's new production of Verdi's comic masterpiece Falstaff.

Presented in honor of the composer’s 200th birthday this past season, Falstaff tells of Sir John Falstaff (Roberto Frontali), who is running out of money and looking for a quick fix. So he sets his sights on two rich women, Alice (soprano Carmen Giannattasio) and Meg (mezzo-soprano Erica Brookhyser), and writes them love letters. Baritone Marco Caria plays Ford, Alice's jealous husband. Soprano Ekaterina Sadovnikova and tenor Juan Francisco Gatell are the lovers Nannetta and Fenton. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon conducts.

Cast:

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

CONDUCTOR:  James Conlon
CHORUS:   LA Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Grant Gershon