The University of Delaware Opera Theatre will present Verdi's comedic masterpiece "Falstaff" May 10-12 in the Thompson Theatre of the Roselle Center for the Arts.

May 10-12: UD Opera Theatre

UD Opera Theatre to present 'Falstaff' at Roselle Center for the Arts

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2:52 p.m., May 8, 2013--The University of Delaware Opera Theatre will present Giuseppe Verdi’s comedic masterpiece and final opera Falstaff this weekend in the Thompson Theatre of the Roselle Center for the Arts.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 12.

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Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for faculty, staff, alumni and senior adults, and $10 for students. Tickets are available at the Roselle Center for the Arts box office or by calling 302-831-2204.

Shakespeare's familiar story about the self-proclaimed womanizer whose ego and self-image are only matched in size by his enormous belly has delighted audiences through the centuries on stage and on film, and Verdi's brilliant music – to be performed in Italian with English supertitles – brings all these elements together.

The bumbling Sir John Falstaff is one of English literature's greatest comic characters, and audience members of all ages, including those with no exposure to opera, cannot help laughing as the oddly lovable knight makes one giant mistake after another, and actually winds up helping everyone but himself in the end.

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