At the invitation of a friend whose daughter and son-in-law were performing significant roles in it, my wife and I attended a student performance this evening of Verdi’s Falstaff — which is, of course, based on Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. It was very well done, and entirely enjoyable. Quite funny.
But there were empty seats.
The opera will be performed once more, tomorrow night. (Actually, now that I look at the clock, tonight. Saturday, at 7:30 PM.) The cast will be different, so I can’t really say anything about that. But, if it’s as good as the Falstaff that we just saw, it will be well worth the time.