This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).
Few artists have meant as much to a national artistic culture as Giuseppe Verdi means to Italian opera, and 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth! What better way to close University of Delaware Opera Theatre’s 2012-2013 season than with Verdi’s comedic masterpiece and final opera, Falstaff. Shakespeare’s familiar story about the self-proclaimed womanizer whose ego and self-image are only matched in size by his enormous belly has delighted audiences through the centuries on stage and on film, and Verdi’s brilliant music (performed in Italian with English supertitles) brings all these elements together.
The bumbling Sir John Falstaff is one of English literature’s greatest comic characters, and audience members of all ages, including those with no exposure to opera, can’t help laughing as the oddly lovable knight makes one giant mistake after another, and actually winds up helping everyone but himself in the end!
Blake Smith, director; James Allen Anderson, conductor; Eddy Seger, scenic designer.
Advanced tickets are available by calling the CFA Box Office at (302) 831-2204
25/ adults; $20 faculty/staff/alumni/seniors; $10/ students
University of Delaware Department of Music
We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.