Falstaff: Royal Opera House

20/11/2000
  |  Buy to Own: 29/04/2013
  |  171 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Falstaff: Royal Opera House Film Poster

Synopsis

Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel takes the title role in this production of Verdi's last opera, based on Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' and 'Henry IV'. The fun-loving Falstaff has his eye on two married women and writes a love letter to each of them. The two women compare letters and decide the writer must be punished for his roguish ways, drawing up a plot which will see him hiding from angry husbands in a basket, getting thrown into the Thames, and dressing up in a pair of antlers for a secret midnight tryst in the middle of the forest.