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Falstaff – Verdi

Vladimir Jurowski, Richard Jones – Christopher Purves (Falstaff), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Mistress Quickly), Jennifer Holloway (Meg Page) – Glyndebourne Festival

Falstaff – Verdi Vladimir Jurowski, Richard Jones – Christopher Purves (Falstaff), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Mistress Quickly), Jennifer Holloway (Meg Page) – Glyndebourne Festival

About

Falstaff in Richard Jones' delightful production for the Glyndebourne Festival.

Although it contains elements of tragic heroism, typical of Verdi’s operas, it is comedy that is very much to the fore in Falstaff. No aria di bravura is to be found, as would be the case in Bellini's or Puccini's works. In Falstaff, Verdi uses the music to simply hold the storyline together.

Drawing inspiration from Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Falstaff is a shallow, vain and pitiful character, not a hero. It is the women in the story who are the true heroes. They trick the lustful Fasltaff and Mrs Quickly best expresses the moral of the story: women are cunning as a fox!

Program

  • Giuseppe Verdi, Falstaff
    • I, 1: "Falstaff!"
    • I, 1: "So che se andiam"
    • I, 1: "V'è noto un tal"
    • I, 1: "L'Onore! Ladri!"
    • I, 1: "Ma, per tornare a voi"
    • I, 2: "Alice, Meg"
    • I, 2: "Fulgida Alice! Amor t'offro"
    • I, 2: "Quell'otre! quel tino!"
    • I, 2: "È un ribaldo, un furbo, un ladro"
    • I, 2: "Pst, pst, Nanetta"
    • I, 2: "Falstaff m'ha canzonetta"
    • I, 2: "Torno all'assalto"
    • I, 2: "Udrai quanta eglie sfoggia"
    • I, 2: "Del tuo barbaro diagnostico"
    • I, 2: "Qui più non si vagoli"
    • II, 1: "Siam pentiti e contriti"
    • II, 1: "Alice è mia!"
    • II, 1: "Padron; di là c'è un certo Maestro Fontana"
    • II, 1: "Signore, v'assista il cielo!"
    • II, 1: "Io l'amo e lei non m'ama"
    • II, 1: "Il diavolo se lo porti all'inferno"
    • II, 1: "È sogno? o realtà?"
    • II, 1: "Eccomi qua"
    • II, 2: "Presenteremo un bill, per una tassa"
    • II, 2: "Giunta all'Albergo della Giarrettiera"
    • II, 2: "Nannetta, e tu non ridi?"
    • II, 2: "Gaie comari di Windsor!"
    • II, 2: "Alfin t'ho colto"
    • II, 2: "Quand'ero paggio"
    • II, 2: "Mia signora!"
    • II, 2: "Il diavolo cavalca"
    • II, 2: "Vien qua"
    • II, 2: "Al ladro!"
    • II, 2: "Se t'agguanto!"
    • II, 2: "Ned! Will! Tom! Isaac!"
    • III, 1: "Ehi! Taverniere!"
    • III, 1: "Reverenza."
    • III, 1: "Legge"
    • III, 1: "Quando il rintocco"
    • III, 1: "Provvedi le lanterne"
    • III, 2: "Dal labbro il canto"
    • III, 2: "Nossignore!"
    • III, 2: "Una, due, tre, quattro"
    • III, 2: "Odo un soave passo!"
    • III, 2: "Ninfe! Elfi! Silfi!"
    • III, 2: "Sul fil d'un soffio etesio"
    • III, 2: "Alto là! - Chi va là?"
    • III, 2: "Ruzzola, ruzzola"
    • III, 2: "Naso vermiglio!"
    • III, 2: "Cavaliero - Reverenza"
    • III, 2: "Ogni sorta di gente dozzinale"
    • III, 2: "Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!"
    • III, 2: "Tutto nel mondo è burla"

Details

  • Directed by: François Roussillon
  • Venue: Glyndebourne (Lewes, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 2009
  • Duration: 2 h 07 min
  • Production: © ZDF – Glyndebourne Enterprises Ltd – François Roussillon et Associés
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : FR, EN

Casting

  • Richard Jones | Stage director
  • Ultz | Set designer
  • Mimi Jordan Sherin | Lighting
  • Linda Dobell | Movement director
  • Christopher Purves | Falstaff
  • Dina Kuznetsova | Alice Ford
  • Tassis Christoyannis | Ford
  • Jennifer Holloway | Meg Page
  • Marie-Nicole Lemieux | Mistress Quickly
  • Adriana Kucerová | Nannetta
  • Bülent Bezdüz | Fenton
  • Peter Hoare | Dr Caius
  • Alasdair Elliott | Bardolph

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