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Falstaff - Live from the Royal Opera House

Synopsis
Verdi’s opera in a production by Graham Vick and directed for television by Humphrey Burton. The Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra are conducted by Bernard Haitink. Introduced for television by James Naughtie. Bryn Terfel sings the title role.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio; Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
22 Dec 1999 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
150 including interval

Credits

Director
Humphrey Burton
Producer
Susan Judd
Writer
Arrigo Boito
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Contributor
Graham Vick
Cast
Bryn TerfelSir John Falstaff
Diana MontagueMistress Margaret Page
Barbara FrittoliMistress Alice Ford
Bernadette Manca di NissaMistress Quickly
Desiree RancatoreNanetta (Anne Page)
Gwynne HowellPistol
Peter HoareBardolph
Roberto FrontaliDoctor Caius
Robin LeggateFenton

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Theatre company
Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, Covent Garden
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The opera was broadcast simultaneously on BBC Radio 3. This broadcast is held in the British Library Sound Archive. The DVD package includes interviews with Bryn Terfel, Bernard Haitink and Graham Vick and a news feature about the extensive renovations to the stage machinery of the Royal Opera House which was originally broadcast by the BBC prior to the ROH’s re-opening in December 1999.

Production Company

Name

Opus Arte

Email
opusarte@roh.org.uk
Web
https://www.opusarte.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
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