Events & Tickets


Falstaff by verdi
Adapted from Shakespeare’s ‘The merry wives of windsor’
Sung in English

Conducted by John Graulty and directed by Ben Jammin Holck


Falstaff: Chris Wells, Baritone
Ford: Julio Ferrari, Baritone
Alice Ford: Eliza O’Malley Soprano
Meg Page: Cheryl Moore, Mezzo Soprano
Nanetta: Kristin Genis-Lund, Soprano
Dame Quickly: Rachel Warner, Contralto
Fenton: Chad Somers, Tenor
Dr. Caius: Brent Peterson, Tenor
Bardolfo: Jonathan Bartlett, Tenor
Pistola: Riley Saito, Bass-Baritone


August 24, 2019, 7:30pm
Henry Miller Library, Big SuR

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 3:00pm
Veterans Memorial Building, Santa cruz
846 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA


Saturday September 28, 2019, 7:00pm
Hillside club, berkeley, ca

(Note: at-door ticket sales are cash/check only).

Wine and Light Appetizers included in the ticket price

Verdi’s sophisticated Shakespearean comedy Falstaff brimming with backfired plans, failed disguises, and uproarious personalities comes to our ‘Opera in the Park’ series. This brilliant opera—Verdi’s last—features one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters: the rotund and lovably oafish knight Falstaff, from the Bard’s Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor. In this operatic take, Falstaff attempts to seduce two wealthy (and married) women—but they concoct their own scheme to expose him for a fool.

In addition to the ticketed venues, you can also catch this performance at any of our ‘Opera in the Park’ shows, free to the public:

Opera in the park series

Redwood City Courthouse square
sunday, september 8, 2019, 5:00pm

Capitola Esplanade
Saturday, september 21, 2019, 12:00pm