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Quite simply one of the greatest operas ever written, Verdi’s Falstaff is a comedy that gets funnier the older you get. Taken from Shakespeare, Falstaff is about the illusions we all have about ourselves and the fools they can make of us. Sir John Falstaff, a rakish old knight thinks he hasn’t lost a step in his ability to woo women whether married, younger or both! The pranks the wives play on Falstaff and the lessons they teach him and their gullible husbands form the centerpiece of this riotous and humane comedy.

True to form, OSJ has gathered the next generation of interpreters of this great comedy. A cast of rising stars -Daren Drone stars as Falstaff, Megan Ester Grey as Dame Quickly & Chanae Curtis as Alice Ford.

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The performance will run approximately three hours with two intermissions

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This production features depictions of violence, the sound of a gunshot, haze, and a brief strobe effect.


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The performance will run approximately three hours with two intermissions

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Opera San José is supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose, the National Endowment for the Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundations, The Packard Humanities Institute, and The Wadhwani Foundation.

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