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Falstaff

Alternative title
Lyrical Comedy in Three Acts by Arrigo Boito
Synopsis
Broadcast of Verdi’s last opera, Falstaff, produced for BBC radio by H. Procter-Gregg. Arrigo Boito, who wrote the libretto, adapted and synthesized his underlying story scenario from both The Merry Wives of Windsor and the Henry IV plays. Performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Theatre Chorus.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
26 Mar 1947 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
140 mins

Credits

Producer
H. Procter-Gregg
Writer
Arrigo Boito
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Cast
Arnold MaitersSir John Falstaff
Teresa CorleyMistress Margaret Page
Marion LoweAnn Ford (Mistress Alice Ford)
Valetta IacopiMistress Quickly
Leyland WhiteFrank Ford
Howell GlynnePistol
John CaunceFenton
Morgan JonesBardolph
Parry JonesDoctor Caius

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Plays
Henry IV Part 1; Henry IV Part 2; Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William; Falstaff

Notes

Notes
The disc copy of this production held in the British Library Sound Archive is a recording of the repeat that was broadcast in the BBC Third Programme March 29, 1947.
General
Composed when Verdi was almost 80 years old, Falstaff premiered at La Scala, Milan, on February 9,1893.
History
The broadcast was transmitted in two parts with a fifteen-minute news interlude.
Textual information
English translation by H.Procter-Gregg.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
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Web
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Phone
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Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
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NW1 2DB

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