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Otto Nicolai

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
3 Dec 2021 - 4 Dec 2021


The Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program, in association with Victorian Opera, presents Otto Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), a hilarious romp based on Shakespeare’s Falstaff (Henry IV - Parts 1 & 2).

This collaboration is designed to further expand opportunities for Australia’s emerging professional artists.


Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Friday 3 December 2021, 7.30 pm
Saturday 4 December 2021, 1.00 pm

Running time is approximately 2 hour 30 minutes, one interval

Sung in German with English surtitles

The Merry Wives of Windsor goes on sale in Quarter 4

Subscriptions will be available from Thursday 2 September to Wednesday 15 September. Single tickets on sale from Thursday 16 September.

Subscription Tickets $35-$60
Single Tickets $39-$75

2021 Concession prices include: Pension and Health Care Card holders, Full-time Students, MEAA Members. Other Discount prices available: Senior, 30 Years and Under, Arts Access Victoria. Companion Card ticketing available.

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Creatives & Cast

Composer Otto Nicolai
Librettist Salomon Hermann Mosenthal
Conductor Johannes Fritzsch
Director and Adaptor Heather Fairbairn
Orchestra Ensemble Q

In association with

Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program
Ensemble Q