Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Adapted from Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV, parts 1 and 2
Performed in Italian with English supertitles

To feed his voluminous appetites, the grandiose knight Sir John Falstaff attempts to woo two wealthy women who outsmart him at every turn. Despite it all, Falstaff believes himself irresistible, and – in the end – we can’t help but agree. Shakespeare’s endearing rogue is the subject of Verdi’s great comic opera. Hal France will conduct this uproarious production by director Allegra Libonati. Argentine baritone Fabián Veloz who made his North American professional debut as Rigoletto with Opera Omaha in 2014, returns to sing his first Falstaff.

Creative Team

    • Hal France, Conductor
    • Julia Noulin-Mérat, Set Designer
    • Amith Chandrashaker, Lighting Designer*
    • Allegra Libonati, Director*
    • Neil Fortin, Costume Designer*
    • Ronell Oliveri, Wig & Makeup Designer


    • Fabian Veloz, Sir John Falstaff
    • Keith Phares, Ford*
    • Taylor Stayton, Fenton*
    • Richard Ollarsaba, Pistola*
    • Julius Ahn, Bardolfo*
    • Mary Dunleavy, Alice Ford
    • Rachele Gilmore, Nanetta
    • Lindsay Ammann, Dame Quickly*
    • Lucas Levy, Dr. Caius*
    • Renata Pokupic, Meg Page*

A Closer Look

World Premiere: Milan, La Scala, February 9, 1893
Opera Omaha Premiere: 1984-85
Recent Omaha Performances: 2000-01


Orpheum Theater  | Slosburg Hall

 Fri, Feb 9, 2018    7:30 p.m.

Sun, Feb 11, 2018  2:00 p.m.


Approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes
Includes 1 Intermission
New Production

Major Sponsors

Omaha Steaks

Simons Foundation




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