Oct 17

Verdi and Shakespeare: Falstaff

David Ferris, Ph.D.

After Verdi came out of retirement - for the third time - to compose Otello, he decided to try something new: “After having relentlessly massacred so many heroes and heroines, I have at last the right to laugh a little.” And so, in his late seventies, he composed his final opera, Falstaff. It was his third Shakespearean opera, and his first comedy. In this course we will explore Verdi’s music in depth, and watch scenes from both the opera and the play on which it is based, The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Get ready for the show: Falstaff will be onstage at Houston Grand Opera October 27 – November 10.

Three-Week Course Schedule | Tuesdays
Oct 17 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct 24 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct 31 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This class will be held in-person at WIH and simulcast via Zoom



Class Tuition

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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.