fbpx

Puget Sound Concert Opera presents Verdi’s Falstaff

Puget Sound Concert Opera

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto by Arrigo Boito based on the work of William Shakespeare

SYNOPSIS

Sir John Falstaff is an aging, foolhardy nobleman. He currently owes so much money, his credit is no longer good. To rebuild his fortune, he plans to seduce a wealthy middle-class woman into funding his lifestyle. He writes Alice Ford a romantic letter and believes she will fall swooning into his arms due to his charm and titled status.  To hedge his bets, he also writes to Meg Page.  Unfortunately, his plan has some flaws.

  1. He writes EXACTLY the same letter to both ladies.
  2. They just happen to be best friends.
  3. Neither the letter nor Sir John himself are in ANY WAY appealing to these happily married young women.

THE PSCO EXPERIENCE

With custom arrangements for chamber ensemble, performed by the best local talent, our productions are presented at the highest quality. In our intimate venues combined with the innovative concert opera format, you will see, hear and feel every note! No need for opera glasses or the distraction of sets or costumes. Enjoy refreshments at intermission, have an opportunity to win a free door prize and then it’s right back to the glorious music!



CAST

  • Sir John Falstaff, an aging Knight – Michael Drumheller
  • Ford, a wealthy man– Charles Robert Stephens
  • Alice Ford, his wife  – Regina Thomas
  • Nanetta, their daughter – Serena Eduljee
  • Mistress Quickly – Dawn Padula
  • Meg Page – Rachelle Moss
  • Fenton, one of Nanetta’s suitors – Luke Norvell
  • Dr. Caius – Stuart Lutzenhiser
  • Pistola, a follower of Falstaff – Adam Sterling
  • Bardolfo, a follower of Falstaff – Namarea Randolph- Yosea
  • Conducted and Arranged by David McDade
  • Chorus Master/Piano – John Burkhardt
Tickets
Advance Online
$20
At-The-Door
$30
Performers
Charles Robert Stephens
Charles Robert Stephens
Baritone
Charles Robert Stephens’ career spans a wide variety of roles and styles in opera and concert music. His performances show “a committed characterization and a voice of considerable beauty.”
Regina Thomas
Regina Thomas
Soprano
Noted for her portrayal of Alice Ford (Falstaff) for Repertory Opera Company, Los Angeles, Regina Thomas is described as a "buoyant soprano with solid technique".
Luke Norvell
Luke Norvell
Tenor
Luke Norvell is a tenor studying voice and music education at The Master's University, where he also sings actively in the Los Angeles area.
Rachelle Moss
Rachelle Moss
Contralto
Contralto Rachelle Moss made a notable debut as Kate Pinkerton in Sarasota Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly. Sarasota newspaper Your Observer, praised her portrayal as “regal”.
David McDade
David McDade
Conductor
David McDade is the Head of Coach/accompanists for Seattle Opera, also serving as a musical advisor for the Young Artists Program.
Serena Eduljee
Soprano
Soprano Serena Eduljee’s current season includes a full schedule in the Pacific Northwest, including performances as Queen of the Night/First Lady (Die Zauberflote), Katya (Katya Kabanova), Violetta (La Traviata), and Gretel (Hansel und Gretel) for the Seattle Opera previews
Michael Drumheller
Michael Drumheller
Bass-Baritone
Michael Drumheller (Falstaff) is originally from Richland, Washington. A favorite bass- baritone in the Pacific Northwest classical music and opera scenes
John Burkhardt
John Burkhardt
Chorus Master
John Burkhardt (chorus master/piano) currently serves as chorus master and principal accompanist for Puget Sound Concert Opera.
Event Details
  • Days
    Hours
    Min
    Sec
  • Start Date
    June 7, 2020 6:00 PM
  • Address
    288 106th Ave NE, Suite 203, Bellevue, WA 98004
  • Phone
    425.443.2585
  • Email
    info@resonance.events
  • Seating
    This event features row seating.
  • Beer & Wine
    There will be no beer/wine served at this event.
  • Snack Foods
    PSCO provides light refreshments at intermission which are included in the cost of admission.
  • Age Limits
    Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Check In
    Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Please arrive prior to showtime.