Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg Free Press

Falstaff / Falstaff / Manitoba Opera

“He fulfilled his lumbering protagonist’s emotional trajectory, ranging from his opening declamatory Act I aria L’Onore! Ladri! to Act III’s poignant Ehi taverniere! Mondo ladro that suddenly revealed an achingly vulnerable, faded hero beneath his fleshy carapace. Thomas’ compassionate portrayal, matched by a resonant voice that is its own force of nature, created a multidimensional, all-too-human knight whose shining armor has tarnished.”

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