Opera Scotland

Falstaff 2018Opera Bohemia

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Scotland’s professional touring company returns with twelve performances across Scotland of Verdi’s comic masterpiece Falstaff. Based on Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor, the opera revolves around the unlikely, plump protagonist, Sir John Falstaff and his farcical attempts to seduce women in order to gain access to their husbands’ wealth. With rhythmic pace and beautiful melodies, Falstaff is as energetic and exciting musically as it is dramatically. Award winning director Adrian Osmond and designer Kenneth MacLeod team up to create a dynamic new production with a star studded cast including former Scottish Opera emerging artists Andrew McTaggart and Hazel McBain and Opera Bohemia favourites Douglas Nairne and Catriona Clark.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles and accompanied for some performances by The Opera Bohemia Ensemble, under the baton of Alistair Digges (Dumfries, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kirkcaldy, Lanark and Stirling) and for others by leading Scottish pianist Andrew Brown. This promises to be a thrilling night at the opera.

Opera Bohemia always succeed in taking a fresh look at their repertoire choices, and Falstaff sets them a huge challenge. It will be touring to several places where Verdi's final operatic masterwork has never been performed. However St Cuthbert's is a familiar Fringe venue for them.

Performance Cast

Sir John Falstaff a knight

Andrew McTaggart

Pistola Pistol, a follower of Falstaff

Jonathan Sedgwick

Bardolfo Bardolph, a follower of Falstaff

Kenneth Reid

Caius Dr Caius, a Frenchman

Christian Schneeberger

Meg Mistress Page

Fiona MacKenzie

Alice Mistress Alice Ford, wife of Ford

Catriona Clark

Nannetta daughter of the Fords

Hazel McBain

Quickly Mistress Quickly, a confidante of Alice and Meg

Susan Moore

Ford a merchant of Windsor

Douglas Nairne

Fenton a young gentleman

Seumas Begg

Performance DatesFalstaff 2018

Map List

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr | Ayr

11 Jul, 19.30

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Strathpeffer Pavilion | Strathpeffer

12 Jul, 19.30

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Town Hall, Lossiemouth | Lossiemouth

14 Jul, 19.30

To book call 01343 812016

Aberdeen Arts Centre | Aberdeen

15 Jul, 19.30

To book call 01224 635208

Theatre Royal, Dumfries | Dumfries

9 Aug, 19.30

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Adam Smith Theatre | Kirkcaldy

14 Aug, 19.30

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Whitehall Theatre | Dundee

16 Aug, 19.30

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Memorial Hall, Lanark | Lanark

17 Aug, 19.30

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St John's Renfield Church | Glasgow

19 Aug, 19.30

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Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock | Greenock

21 Aug, 19.30

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MacRobert Arts Centre | Stirling

23 Aug, 19.30

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St Cuthbert's Parish Church, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

24 Aug, 19.30

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