Opera Bohemia

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9th August 7:30pm

Theatre Royal, Dumfries Adults £20, Under 26 Free


Programme:

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.

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Opera Bohemia
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 accompanied by The Opera Bohemia Ensemble under the baton of Alistair Digges.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Falstaff, synopsis
The unlikely lothario Sir John Falstaff sees himself as a lady’s man. Due to increasing debts he contrives to seduce the wives of rich men in order to feed his drinking and eating habits. Unfortunately for him, the women in question, Alice Ford and Meg Page are in toe and eager to lead him a merry dance. However Master Ford has also discovered Sir John’s intentions and seeks his own revenge. Chaos and confusion ensues as the turbulent plot unfolds.