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"Falstaff" by Giuseppe Verdi, conducted by Georg Solti, directed by Götz Friedrich. With Gabriel Bacquier (Sir John Falstaff), Karan Armstrong (Mrs Alice Ford), Richard Stilwell (Ford), Max-Rene Cosotti (Fenton), John Lanigan (Dr Cajus), Ulrik Cold (Pistol), The Vienna Boys' Choir, The Chorus of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. 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 round 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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  • Production Year:

    1979

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  • Age rating:

    6+

  • Audio Language:

    Italian

  • Subtitle Language:

    English

  • Country:

    Germany

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