Verdi's Falstaff

Ronald Eyre (stage director), Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) – With Renato Bruson (Falstaff), Katia Ricciarelli (Alice Ford), Leo Nucci (Ford)...

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Ronald Eyre — Stage director
Hayden Griffin — Set designer
Michael Stennett — Costume designer
Jennifer Tipton — Lighting designer
David Toguri — Movement director
Renato Bruson — Falstaff
Katia Ricciarelli — Alice Ford
Leo Nucci — Ford
Brenda Boozer — Meg Page
Lucia Valentina-Terrani — Mistress Quickly
Barbara Hendricks — Nannetta
Dalmacio Gonzales — Fenton
William Waldermann — Pistol
Francis Egerton — Bardolph
George Macpherson — Host of the Garter Inn
John Dobson — Dr. Caius

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This first-rate 1982 production of Verdi’s Falstaff  marked the great 20th century Italian maestro Carlo Maria Giulini's return to opera conducting after more than a decade's absence. Renato Bruson leads a brilliant cast as the lovable fat knight Sir John Falstaff, going toe to toe in a series of hijinks with Katia Ricciarelli (Alice Ford) and Brenda Boozer (Meg Page).

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Directed by:
Brian Large
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London, Great Britain)
Production date: 1982
Duration: 2 h 17 min
Production: © NVC Arts, BBC TV, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd
Available subtitle(s): EN, Fr
Resolution: Full HD