By Giuseppe Verdi

Performances: April 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th, 2018
McCullough Theatre


Falstaff revolves around the farcical (and generally thwarted) efforts of the “fat knight,” Sir John Falstaff, to seduce two married women to gain access to their husbands’ wealth. Shining with originality and composed when Verdi was nearly 80, this opera is proof that age took nothing from the master.



Falstaff: Mikhail Smigelskii

Ford: Jawan Jenkins

Fenton: Junsuk Park

Alice: Leehyun Sung (Bo-Kyung Yoon, cover)

Nannetta: Yuxin Zhou (Jihee Han, cover)

Quickly: Ellie Shattles

Meg: Jill Morgan

Cajus: Avery Yebernetsky

Bardolfo: Sangmoon Lee

Pistola: Reagan Murdock (Seunghee Lee, cover)

Chorus: Alexia Angelides, Christopher Auchter, Brigid Becker, Andrew Breuninger, Alex Burch, Evan Cooper, Isabella Dolande, Chantal Freeman, Lauren Gusman, Rachel Lamphier, Hanna Lee, Seunghee Lee, Heather Lewis, Suzanne Lis, Nicholas Ryland, Elizabeth Seay, Will Sturrock


Conductor: Kelly Kuo
Stage Director: Robert DeSimone
Scenic Design: Roxy Mojica
Lighting Design: Jiajing Qi
IM Design: John Haas
Costume Design: Michaele Hite
Principal Coach: Tamara Sanikidze
Pianists: Yu-Ju Wu