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Falstaff

Synopsis
Following a five-minute introduction, the third Act of Verdi’s comic opera (the second of the pranks played upon Falstaff), is broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The Royal Opera House Orchestra is conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham. Robert Ainsworth is the Chorus Master. Caesare Formichi sings the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
8 Jun 1937 at 22:05 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
55 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Writer
Arrigo Boito
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Contributor
Robert Ainsworth
Cast
Cesare FormichiSir John Falstaff
Amalia BertolaMistress Margaret Page
Maria CanigliaMistress Alice Ford
Angelica CravcenoMistress Quickly
Piero BiasiniFrank Ford
Angelo BadaDoctor Caius
Giulio TomeiPistol
Giuseppe NessiBardolph
Licia AlbaneseNanetta (Anne Page)
Luigi FortFenton

Additional Details

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

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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