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Otto Nicolai

The Merry Wives of Windsor

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

UPDATE: Victorian Opera and the Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program announce the cancellation of its season of Otto Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor at Melbourne Recital Centre’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall on 3 – 4 December. 

With increased uncertainty regarding border restrictions, ongoing national lockdowns and a high proportion of the cast and creative team travelling from interstate, the production has become impractical to present. 

SEMI-STAGED CONCERT

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.

Details

Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

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

Running time is approximately 2 hour 30 minutes, one interval

Sung in German with English surtitles

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