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Operatic Laughter: Verdi's Falstaff and the Staging of Humour

Operatic Laughter: Verdi's Falstaff and the Staging of Humour
80 Queen's Park Circle, Walter Hall, Faculty of Music
Time: Sep 27th, 1:00 pm End: Sep 27th, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Music, Faculty of , Italian Studies (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Critical Theory, Cinema, 1800-1900, 1500-1800
Opera Exchange symposium

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts on Humour, Play, and Games is pleased to present

On a Lighter Note: The Musical Performance of Humour (a series of four events)


Event One: 

Operatic Laughter: Verdi's Falstaff and the Staging of Humour


This is a symposium in the Canadian Opera Company's Opera Exchange series.

Featured speakers:

  • Emanuele Senici (University of Rome)
  • Maria Purciello (University of Delaware)
  • Keith Johnston (SUNY-Stony Brook)
  • Michael Albano (Faculty of Music, University of Toronto)
  • Gunta Dreifelds (Canadian Opera Company)
  • Robert Carsen (Director, Canadian Opera Company production of Falstaff)

Guest performers:

  • Students from the Opera Division of the Faculty of Music


  • Free to faculty members and full-time students of the University of Toronto
  • $20 / $15 seniors / $10 students
  • Available at the door or through the Canadian Opera Company


Futher information:

Download event flyer [pdf]

Download series flyer [pdf]

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