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Abduction from the Seraglio and Falstaff

Synopsis
Two new productions from the 1999 season at the New York City Opera. Each segment includes two arias or duets performed by singers from the productions, interspersed with discussions with the singers, conductors and dramaturg Cori Ellison. In the second segment (43 min) the panellists and moderator Bridget Paolucci discuss the significance of Falstaff in Verdi’s career, Verdi’s interest in Shakespeare, and the relationship between the opera and The Merry Wives of Windsor. The singers discuss their roles.
Series
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
10 Oct 1999
Duration
88 mins

Credits

Producer
Mary Sharp Cronson
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Contributor
Bridget Paolucci; Cori Ellison; George Manahan; Matthew Polenzani
Cast
Gordon GietzFenton
Sari GruberNanetta (Anne Page)

Additional Details

Theatre company
New York City Opera
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Comedy of Errors, The; Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Subjects
Music
Keywords
opera; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901); Falstaff

Archive

Name

Dance Collection, Jerome Robbins Dance Division

Email
dance@nypl.org
Web
http://www.nypl.org/research/lpa/dan/dan.html External site opens in new window
Phone
212 870 1657
Fax
212 870 1869
Address
New York Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York
NY 10023 7498

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