VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Studio Production, 1979)

VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Studio Production, 1979)


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Libretto/Text Author: Boito, Arrigo
Libretto Source: Shakespeare, William
Conductor: Solti, Georg

Bardolfo: Maus, Peter
Dr. Cajus: Lanigan, John
Mrs. Alice Ford: Armstrong, Karan
Mrs. Meg Page: Lindenstrand, Sylvia
Mrs. Quickly: Szirmay, Marta
Pistola: Cold, Ulrik
Sir John Falstaff: Bacquier, Gabriel

Set/Stage Designer: Neumann, Jorg
Set/Stage Designer: Riccabona, Thomas
Costume Designer: Muller, Bernd
Stage Director: Friedrich, Gotz
Television Director: Friedrich, Gotz

Date of Production: 1979
Playing Time: 02:08:46
Catalogue Number: A05005352



After an unparalleled succession of tragic operas, Verdi finished his operatic career with a comedy. It has a thread of intriguing musical cross-references and a great richness of musical resource, as well as subtle delineation of character. It has enchanting love music, too, but it is the depiction of Falstaff himself and the web of conspiracy around him that gives the opera its chief celebrity. Verdi's congenial librettist Arrigo Boito created a sparkling adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and "Henry IV." Falstaff was premiered in Milan in 1893.

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