Falstaff in LA

Bryn Terfel as Falstaff (Photo: LA Opera)
Scoundrel? Nay, a Boon Drinking Companion
By ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 30 May 05]
LOS ANGELES, May 29 – Portraying the title role of Verdi’s “Falstaff,” which opened at the Los Angeles Opera on Saturday, the bass-baritone Bryn Terfel is so irascible, nimble on his feet and altogether charming that he almost makes you forget how splendidly he sings the music. Yes, this Falstaff is a blowhard, a bald and broken-down knight, and a shameless moocher.
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