HE WHO laughs last, laughs best – the concluding message of Falstaff sums up what is the most cheerful and warmhearted production of Verdi's final Opera I have seen. Director Bruno Ravella's staging for Garsington Opera transfers the tale from Shakespeare's era to the late 19th century, a time of burgeoning social aspirations.

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Opera: Opera is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text and musical score, usually in a theatrical setting. Opera incorporates many of the elements of spoken theatre, such as acting, scenery, and costumes and sometimes includes dance. The performance is typically
Shakespeare: William Shakespeare 23 April 1616)[nb 1] was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".[nb 2] His extant works, including some collaboration
Verdi: Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer primarily known for his operas. Verdi is considered with Richard Wagner the most influential composer of operas of the nineteenth century, and dominated the Italian scene after Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini. His works are frequent