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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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Cast

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

Program notes

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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