Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi

Author: Auditorium Films

The hilarious misadventures of the old knight Sir John Falstaff, in III Acts.

  • Falstaff | Copyright: © Wahoo

    Falstaff © Wahoo

Sir John Falstaff, erotomaniac, windbag and boastful, wishing to seduce two rich Windsor damsels, will serve as a framework for an exemplary libretto, both concise and sparkling, by Arrigo Boito, after Shakespeare. Verdi only had to graft a music with dazzling verve, handling with naturalness both the quasi-spoken song and the lyrical flights of fancy on a most voluble orchestral accompaniment.

The pathos of these ten characters with strong characters rubs shoulders with our liberating laughter, until the masterly final fugue (in C major!) on the words "everything in the world is a farce", symbol of this strikingly tonic masterpiece. Let's hold our breath, the duo Michael Schønwandt and David Hermann is at work, it promises us exciting moments of musical theater.

Production year 2021
Duration 139'
Genre Opera
Production Company Wahoo
Distribution TV Auditorium Films



Met Stars live in concert with Lise Davidsen

Clasart Classic

Rising star Lise Davidsen performs an extraordinary recital at Oslo’s Oscarshall for the Metropolitan Opera’s MET STARS LIVE IN CONCERT series.

Live Europakonzert from Berlin

EuroArts Music International

Space becomes sound: The EUROPAKONZERT live from the Foyer of the Philharmonie Berlin with Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker is now available!

New Podcast: Industry insights with IMZ Secretary General Katharina Jeschke

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Find out how the latest online edition of Avant Première Music + Media Market became a global success, and learn about new developments in the film industry + at the IMZ!

Le Nozze di Figaro

Bel Air Media

Rediscover the adventures of Susanna and her famous fiancé in a new Staatsoper Berlin production!


Benefit from exclusive insights + opportunties with a thematic variety of IMZ Mailings to choose from.

By clicking "SUBSCRIBE" you consent that your data can be processed by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre for the purposes of processing your inquiry.