Verdi's comic romp was brought to the Glyndebourne stage by director Richard Jones and designer Ultz in 2009. The opera is based on Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' and in this production the setting is ration era Windsor complete with American GI's, rows of perfect cabbages and a formidable 'Brown owl' Mistress Quickly.
Falstaff (recorded live in 2009) will be in cinemas and online from 17 June 2013, glyndebourne.com/production/falstaff-0
Falstaff is available on DVD and Blu-ray from our shop: glyndebourne.com/product/verdi-guiseppe-falstaff-dvd-2009
See and hear extracts of operas and behind-the-scenes footage from Glyndebourne Opera House. The Glyndebourne Opera Festival was established in 1934 and has produced world class opera ever since.