Shakespeare for Fun

A reduced production of Falstaff by Verdi with singers from the Wexford Factory and SinfoNua Orchestra. 

This series of daytime operas, under the title of Pocket Operas / Opera Beag, will be performed in different venues in Wexford town, including the O’Reilly and Jerome Hynes theatres in the National Opera House, as well as Wexford Arts Centre.

The Pocket Opera / Opera Beag production of Falstaff will be performed by the members of the Wexford Factory and also feature the SinfoNua Orchestra of young Irish based musicians tutored by members of the Wexford Festival Orchestra.

Creative Team

Music Director
Carmen Santoro
Director
Roberto Recchia
Designer
Serena Treppiedi

Cast

Sir John Falstaff
Rory Dunne

Bass-baritone, Ireland

Previous Engagements: Colline (La bohème, Puccini, Lyric Opera Productions), Escamillo cover (Carmen, Bizet, Irish National Opera), Angelotti (Tosca, Puccini, Cork Opera House).

Forthcoming Engagements: Bartley (Riders to the Sea, Vaughan Williams, The Everyman - Cork), Cadmus/Somnus (Semele, Handel, Opera Collective Ireland), Betto di Signa (Gianni Schicchi, Puccini, Blackwater Valley Opera Festival).

Sir John Falstaff
David Howes
Alice Ford
Francesca Federico

Soprano, France

Previous Engagements: Ninetta cover (La gazza ladra, Rossini, Teatro Nuovo Festival), Anna Gomez (The Consul, Menotti, Bronx Opera), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni, Mozart, Utah Vocal Arts Festival.

Forthcoming Engagements: Voice 5 (Self Defined Circuits, Jillian Flexner, The Fresh Squeezed Opera Company), Condesa/Sor Andrea (Juana, Carla Lucero, dell’Arte Opera).

Alice Ford
Jade Phoenix
Nannetta
Kathleen Norchi
Nannetta
Sara Shine
Meg Page
Sarah Richmond
Mistress Quickly
Anna Brady
Fenton
Andrew Gavin
Bardolfo
Vladimir-Mihai Sima

Tenor, Romania

Previous Engagements: Le Remendado (Carmen, Bizet, North Wales Opera Studio), First Prisoner (Fidelio, Beethoven, Lyric Opera Productions – Dublin), Edward Milfort (La cambiale di matrimonio, Rossini, Northern Ireland Opera Studio).

Forthcoming Engagements: Gastone (La traviata, Verdi, Clyde Opera Group), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni, Mozart, Clyde Opera Group).

Pistola
Connall William O’Neill