War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue
Approximate running time: 180 minutes.
This is the Final Dress Rehearsal for Falstaff
with singers, orchestra and chorus.
Bryn Terfel, the "definitive" Falstaff
of our day (Chicago Tribune
), returns to San Francisco Opera in one of his truly legendary roles. Based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor
and Henry IV
, Verdi's last opera is a wise, wistful comedy about a self-deluded old man who vainly attempts to seduce two women at once. "Terfel is so irascible, nimble on his feet and altogether charming that he almost makes you forget how splendidly he sings the music" (The New York Times
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to attend this event. Doors open at 2:00pm; you may enter through any public door.
This event is a benefit for Medallion Society Bronze ($7,500) members and above. Membership card is required for admission. To upgrade your membership to the Medallion Society Bronze ($7,500) level or to check your membership status, please call (415) 565-6401.