Falstaff – 2012 Season

Giuseppe Verdi


Opera in three acts

Libretto adapted by Arrigo Boito from Shakespeare’s play The Merry Wives of Windsor with scenes from Henry IV Parts 1 and 2

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

First performed 9 February 1893, La Scala, Milan

With the City of London Sinfonia and the Opera Holland Park Chorus

New production (first ever by Opera Holland Park)

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London


Production supported by Opera Holland Park Friends Production Syndicate members:

Mr Philip Bowman

Martin & Wendy Kramer

Michael A Lewis

Richard & Susan Price

Richard & Ginny Salter

Urban Space Management Ltd

Mr Jan Woloniecki


Performances at 7.30pm

Performances on 20, 24, 26, 28, 30 July and 1, 3 August 2012


Conductor Peter Robinson

Director Annilese Miskimmon

Designer Nicky Shaw

Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan

Répétiteur Elizabeth Rowe

Chorus Master Kelvin Lim

Stage Manager Olivia Dermot Walsh

Deputy Stage Manager Carol Pestridge

Assistant Stage Manager Samantha Woollard        



Falstaff Olafur Sigurdarson

Ford George von Bergen

Alice Ford Linda Richardson

Meg Page Carolyn Dobbin

Mistress Quickly Carole Wilson Nanetta Rhona McKail

Fenton Benjamin Hulett

Dr Caius Christopher Turner

Bardolfo Brian Galliford

Pistola Simon Wilding