'I wrote Falstaff for my own pleasure and am of the opinion that it should be performed at Sant Agata (Verdi's country estate) rather than in La Scala.'

Giuseppe Verdi



Sir John Falstaff Peter Michailov
Ford Ned Barth
Alice Ford Monique Krüs
Nanetta Machteld Baumans
Fenton Diver Higuita
Mrs. Quickly Mary Rose Langfield
Meg Page Annelies Lamm
Doctor Cajus William Saetre
Pistola Luuk Tuinder
Bardolfo Kenneth Posey
musical director David Levi
director Corina van Eijk
art direction Elga Lepelaar
costume design Heleen Heintjes
gaffer Tinus Holthuis
make-up artist Saskia Ellemeet


'This Falstaff had the audience laughing heartily and louder than I ever heard in Amsterdam with Rossini stagings by Dario Fo.'

Nieuwsblad van het Noorden, July 1997

'I was swept off my feet by this Falstaff. (...) I have rediscovered the Spanga celebration, and I know that I will become totally addicted to it.'

Groene Amsterdammer, July 1997

'Her staging offers an enchanting series of comic ideas, imaginative and far from conventional. In addition, the music of the Spanga Festival Orchestra is at times enchanting.'

De Volkskrant, July 1997

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