30th June

Concert will begin at 17:00 hours GMT

Verdi's 'Falstaff' with Maestri, Giannattasio, Jrstad and Tzier from Vienna

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Verdi's 'Falstaff' is an opera in three acts. The libretto was adapted by Arrigo Boito from Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV, parts 1 and 2. Falstaff and his servants, Bardolfo and Pistola, are drinking at the inn. Dr Caius bursts in and accuses Falstaff of burgling his house and Bardolfo of picking his pocket. He is ejected. Falstaff hands a letter to each of his servants for delivery to Alice Ford and Meg Page, two wealthy married women. In these two identical letters, Falstaff professes his love for each of the women, although it is access to their husbands' money that he chiefly covets. Performers:

Meg Page: Lilly Jørstad.
Alice Ford: Carmen Giannattasio.
Sir John Falstaff:  Ambrogio Maestri.
Ford: Ludovic Tézier.
Fenton: Paolo Fanale.
Bardolfo: Herwig Pecoraro.
Pistola: Riccardo Fassi.
Dr. Cajus: Thomas Ebenstein.
Nannetta: Hila Fahima.
Mrs. Quickly: Marie-Nicole Lemieux.

Wiener Staatsoper Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.

Recorded 12 December 2016.


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