14th May

Concert will begin at 17:30 hours GMT

Archival recording: Vaughan Williams' 'Sir John in Love' with Shore, Rigby, Miles, Mclaughlin and Smythe from London

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Vaughan Williams' 'Sir John in Love' is an opera in four acts. The libretto, by the composer himself, is based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and supplemented with texts by Philip Sidney, Thomas Middleton, Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher. Performers:

Sir John Falstaff: Andrew Shore.
Mrs. Ford: Jean Rigby.
Mr. Ford: Alastair Miles.
Mrs. Page: Marie Mclaughlin.
Mr. Page: Russell Smythe.
Anne Page: Sarah Fox.
Fenton: Andrew Kennedy.
Mrs. Quickly: Sally Burgess.
Host of Garter Inn: Nicholas Folwell.
Slender: Christopher Gillett.
Dr. Caius: Robert Tear.
Sir Hugh Evans: Iain Paterson.
Bardolph: Peter Kerr.
Nym: Paul Napier-Burrows.
Pistol: Graeme Danby.
Rugby: Mark Richardson.
Peter Simple: Richard Coxon.
Shallow: Stuart Kale.

English National Opera Orchestra & Chorus. Conductor: Oleg Caetani.

Recorded in 2006.

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