Due to illness, Myrtò Papatanasiu will not be able to perform during the Bastarda performances of 21 and 23 March. The role of Elisabetta will be performed by Francesca Sassu.

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Alain Altinoglu and Laurent Pelly on Verdi’s guffawing goodbye

“After having relentlessly massacred so many heroes and heroines, I have at last the right to laugh a little," Verdi commented on his comical swan song Falstaff. Chief-conductor Alain Altinoglu explains how the gags are not limited to what is seen on stage. Director Laurent Pelly, meanwhile, mixes bitter and sweet into a well-balanced Verdian cocktail. As if he himself were a bartender in the Osteria della Giarrettiera.

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