Mark Delavan, Brian Major, Mary Feminear to Headline Maryland Lyric Opera’s ‘Falstaff’

By David Salazar

Maryland Lyric Opera is set to present Verdi’s “Falstaff” on Jan. 20 and 22, 2023.

The production of Verdi’s final opera will star Mark Delavan as Sir John Falstaff, Brian Major as Ford, Rachel Blaustein as Nannetta, Mary Feminear as Alice Ford, Allegra De Vita as Meg Page, Catherine Martin as Mistress Quickly, Yi Li as Fenton, Mauricio Miranda as Dr. Caius, Joseph Michael Brent as Bardolfo, and Andrea Silvestrelli as Pistola.

Leading the production is conductor Joseph Colaneri and visual supervisor David Gately. Light design will be by Stuart Duke and Sarah Tundermann will be the Projection Designer.

Both performances are set for The Music Center at Strathmore.

“Falstaff” represents the third Verdi opera that the company has performed this season following “Un Ballo in Maschera” and “Macbeth.”