FALSTAFF Comes To New National Theatre Tokyo 12/6

FALSTAFF Comes To New National Theatre Tokyo 12/6The New National Theatre, Tokyo presents FALSTAFF, running from Dec. 6 to Dec. 15.

For most of his career, Giuseppe Verdi, the great master of nineteenth-century Italian opera, chose historical plays or tragedies for the subject of his operas. But at the end of his life, he finally turned to comedy. Falstaff is based largely on The Merry Wives of Windsor by SHAKESPEARE, whose plays he had often set. VERDI's mature writing is subtle and sophisticated with a brilliant sense of comedy.

New National Theatre Tokyo will revive the well-loved production by the British director Jonathan Miller, renowned as the director of BBC's Shakespeare project. It is an elegant production that also reflects his keen observation of human nature. The work is conducted by the experienced and highly respected Italian maestro Carlo RIZZI, making his first appearance at the NNTT. In the title role is baritone Roberto DE CANDIA, a familiar face who has appeared in several buffo roles at the NNTT. The cast includes two further Italian singers, Eva MEI as Alice and Mattia OLIVIERI as Ford, who will surely bring an authentic Italian flavour to this comedy.

For tickets and more information, please visit https://www.nntt.jac.go.jp/english/productions/detail_011619.html

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