May 25, 2007
Greeted with uproarious laughter and rousing applause upon its premiere at La Scala in 1893, Verdi's final opera Falstaff was a smash-hit with royalty, aristocracy, and critics in its day. Some things never change. The portly knight (Metropolitan Opera baritone
Kim Josephson) and his comic misadventures delighted North Texas audiences during Fort Worth Opera inaugural Festival in 2007.