Bryn Terfel as Falstaff (Photo: LA Opera)
Opera review: Falstaff
By Madeleine Shaner [Reuters, 9 June 05]
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – “Falstaff” might have been Verdi’s last opera; it might have been Verdi’s greatest opera; it is, without doubt, Verdi’s only and most hilariously comic opera.
It’s all sparkle, wit, buffoonery, roaring slapstick and belly-laugh-inducing comedy. An international superstar, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, headlines L.A. Opera’s stunning production, directed by Stephen Lawless, under the baton of Kent Nagano with the superb L.A. Opera Orchestra. And it’s splendidly sung by the amazingly talented Welshman.
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