A knight at the opera

falstaff_SNO.pngBy TIM CORNWELL [The Scotsman, 8 May 2008]
A BAWDY bedroom scene is playing on Scottish Operaís rehearsal stage. Baritone Peter Sidhom, playing Sir John Falstaff ñ in a padded fat suit that bulges bizarrely from both his front and rear ñ is comically attempting to pin soprano Amanda Roocroft on the bed.