World-class cast for Falstaff
The Aurora theatre, which is presenting the first opera for yet another season, is proud to announce a world-class cast for a premiere production of Falstaff.
Headed by Italian baritone Paolo Gavanelli, the cast for Falstaff is one of the largest, required by a Verdi-score. With the title role of Sir John Falstaff being the main protagonist, the remaining nine soloists are musically and scenically equally important and demanding co-protagonists. Therefore, in choosing the main cast, the Aurora theatre made no compromise with quality.
The cast includes baritone Marzio Giossi as Ford, world-renowned soprano Eva Mei as Mrs Alice Ford, Anna Skibinsky as their daughter Nannetta, Filippo Adami as Fenton, Nannetta’s suitor, together with mezzo-soprano Elisabetta Fiorillo as Dame Quickly, all of which have starred on the stage of the most famous Italian opera house, Teatro Alla Scala of Milan. They will be flanked by Agata Bienkowska as Meg Page, Manuel Pierattelli as Dr Cajus, Stefano Consolini as Bardolfo and Gianluca Breda as Pistola, who, apart from touring important opera venues around the globe, from Japan to the US, have collaborated with some of the most reputable orchestra conductors including Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, and Daniel Oren to name but few.
Falstaff might not be one of the most frequently performed operas locally, and so this makes it a one-time event to watch it unfold live on a local stage. Many people might not be acquainted with its plot (based on literary works by Shakespeare), but because one might have not heard it, does not mean that one should not watch it. In fact, more than an opera to be heard, Falstaff is an opera to be watched, as it contains indefatigable action, and above all, laughter.
The online ticket purchasing system launched on www.teatruaurora.com a few days ago proved popular with tickets selling at an accelerated rate.