FALSTAFF Get Tickets
MAY 5 | 8 | 11 | 13 | 2018
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
EAT. DRINK. SCHEME. REPEAT.
If you are a fan of Shakespeare’s comedies, you will love Verdi’s comic opera. The story centers around Falstaff, who employs crafty maneuvers to seduce the merry wives of Windsor. When the women learn of Falstaff’s mischievous plan they concoct their own scheme to dupe Falstaff and expose him for a fool. What ensues is a sophisticated comedy filled with backfired plans, failed disguises, and uproarious personalities. Ultimately it isn’t just Falstaff who is exposed as a fool, but everyone involved. Eat, drink, scheme, and repeat is a great way to end a celebratory season at Opera Colorado.
Did you know? Verdi idolized Shakespeare as one of the great playwrights and based his opera Falstaffon Shakespeare’s Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor.