Opera San José to Present ‘Falstaff’

By Francisco Salazar

Opera San José is set to present a production of Verdi’s “Falstaff” between Feb. 11 and 26, 2022 at the California Theatre.

The work, which is adapted from Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” will be staged José Maria Condemi.

Meanwhile, Joseph Marcheso will conduct a cast that includes Darren Drone as Falstaff, Natalia Santaliz as Nanetta, Megan Esther Grey as Dame Quickly, Eugene Brancoveanu as Ford, Chanáe Curtis as Alice Ford, Marc Molomot as Bardolfo, and Zhengyi Bai as Dr. Caius.

The production comes after the company’s revival of “Cinderella” and Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.” Opera San José is also set to present Puccini’s “Tosca,” which closes the season.