Opera Concert - Falstaff

Opera Concert - Falstaff

2021-07-16 Fri 19:30National Concert Hall500 800 1100 1500 2000 2400 3000Buy
2021-07-18 Sun 14:30National Concert Hall500 800 1100 1500 2000 2400 3000Buy
Shao-Chia Lü, conductor
Jean-Michel Criqui, director
Chien-Hao Kuo, lighting design
Yu-Po Kao, costume design
Martin Andersson, vocal coach

Enrico M. Marabelli, Falstaff
ByungWoo Paul Kong, Ford
Grace Lin, Alice
Li-Chin Huang, Nannette
Ting-Yu Fan, Meg Page
Juliana Chang, Mrs. Quickly
Claude Lin, Fenton
Yin-Chi Chang, Dr. Cajus
Yi-Wei Lin, Bardolfo
Julian Lo, Pistola

Yu-Chung John Ku, Wei-Chun Regina Chang, chorus master
Taipei Philharmonic Chorus

Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff

Each year, the NSO wraps up its season with a full operatic production, an event many Taiwanese look forward to with great interest. This time it’s a comedy, one of the very few great comedies in the repertory, Verdi’s Falstaff. It is an opera rich in detail, filled with memorable characters and bubbling over with delicious comic touches at every turn. The orchestra is unusually prominent for an opera, making Falstaff an excellent choice for an NSO presentation. Its text is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play The Merry Wives of Windsor, laced with monologues from Henry IV Parts I and II. The premiere at Milan’s La Scala in 1893 was a roaring success. Notables from all over Europe attended, and tickets went for incredible sums. Although Falstaff will be performed in the Concert Hall, Jean-Michel Criqui will direct the comings and goings of the ten characters in a manner that keeps the eye occupied and the ear delighted.