Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 6.00pm

Six days, six episodes, 15 mins each – watch the story unfold. Giuseppe Verdi was inspired to write his final opera Falstaff, based on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters, when he was nearly 80 years of age.

The members of the Wexford Factory (a professional development academy for young Irish singers) will perform a six-part mini-series rendition of Verdi’s masterpiece Falstaff over six consecutive days. Follow the chronicles of the fat knight, Sir John Falstaff, as he attempts to seduce two married women in an effort to gain access to their husbands’ wealth.

Stream at 6pm daily on RTE.ie/Culture. Miss an episode? Catch up on RTE Player and on RTÉ Player’s exclusive Wexford Festival Opera pop-up channel.

Creative Team
Music Director Carmen Santoro
Director Roberto Recchia
Designer Serena Treppiedi
Lighting Designer Eoin McNinch

Sir John Falstaff Rory Dunne
Sir John Falstaff David Howes
Alice Ford Francesca Federico
Alice Ford Jade Phoenix
Nannetta Ava Dodd
Nannetta Kathleen Norchi
Nannetta Sarah Shine
Meg Page Sarah Richmond
Mistress Quickly Anna Brady
Fenton Andrew Gavin
Dr Caius Conor Prendiville
Bardolfo Vladimir-Mihai Sima
Pistola Conall William O’Neill


The 69th Wexford Festival Opera 'Waiting for Shakespeare... The Festival in the air'

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