The San Diego Opera stages Falstaff, by Giuseppe Verdi, with Marianne Cornetti in the role of Mistress Quickly


Falstaff, a lyric comedy in three acts composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by Arrigo Boito and based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, will be performed at the San Diego Opera from February 18th to 26th. The American mezzo Marianne Cornetti will give life to Mistress Quickly. On stage with her will be Roberto de Candia, as Sir John Falstaff, Ellie Dehh as Alice Ford, Troy Cook as Ford, Maureen Mckay as Nanetta and Jonathan Johnson in the role of Fenton. Musical direction is in the hands of the Italian maestro Daniele Callegari and stage direction is by the French director Olivier Tambosi, who is making his debut at the San Diego theatre.
Marianne Cornetti's recent performances and upcoming engagements include Verdi's Réquiem at the Teatro Filarmónica of Oviedo, Il Trovatore at the National Center for the Performing Arts of Beijing and at the Palacio de la Ópera de Coruña, Lohengrin at the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, Rusalka at Opera Minnesota, Don Carlo at the Teatro Regio di Parma, Falstaff in Coruña, Hansel und Gretel in Kansas City, Adriana Lecouvreur at the Teatro di San Carlo of Naples, Le Prophète at the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen and Il Trovatore at the Teatro di San Carlo of Naples and also at the Liceu of Barcelona.