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Falstaff

Synopsis
Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Falstaff performed by the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra conducted by James Levine with Paul Plishka as Falstaff. The production was directed for stage by Paul Mills and Franco Zeffirelli and for television by Brian Large.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
United States
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1995
Recording date
10 Oct 1992
Transmission details
13 Sep 1993 (Channel: WNET)
Duration
127 mins
Availability
Sale

Credits

Director
Brian Large; Franco Zeffirelli; Paul Mills
Producer
Daniel Anker; Louisa Briccetti
Writer
Arrigo Boito
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Production Design
Franco Zeffirelli
Choreographer
William Burdick
Cast
Paul PlishkaSir John Falstaff
Susan GrahamMistress Margaret Page
Mirella FreniMistress Alice Ford
Marilyn HorneMistress Quickly
Bruno PolaFrank Ford
Anthony LaciuraBardolph
Barbara BonneyNannetta (Anne Page)
Frank LopardoFenton
James CourtneyPistol
Piero de PalmaDoctor Caius
Tom WillsonHost of the Garter Inn

Additional Details

Theatre
Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY
Theatre company
New York Metropolitan Opera
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Released on video in 1995.
General
A revival of Zeffirelli’s 1964 production to mark the 100th anniversary of its premiere.
History
The production, running at 150 minutes, was transmitted on America’s PBS ( 13 September 1993) in The Metropolitan Opera Presents series.

Production Company

Name

Metropolitan Opera Television

Distributor (VHS)

Name

Deutsche Grammophon

Address
PO Box 1420
1 Sussex Place
London
W6 9XS

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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