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Falstaff

Synopsis
Verdi’s opera staged by Peter Stein with Donald Maxwell as Falstaff. The Welsh National Opera and Chorus are conducted by Richard Armstrong.
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
Germany; Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
12 Oct 1988
Transmission details
27 Mar 1989 at 19:32 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
125 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Stein
Cinematographer
Graham Roberts (2)
Writer
Arrigo Boito
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Production Design
Lucio Fanti
Cast
Donald MaxwellSir John Falstaff
Meg VercoMistress Margaret Page
Suzanne MurphyMistress Alice Ford
Cynthia BuchanMistress Quickly
David MalisFrank Ford
Geoffrey MosesPistol
John Harris (3)Bardolph
Lawrence DaleFenton
Nuccia FocileNanetta
Peter BronderDoctor Caius

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Before the performance Peter Adam talked to Peter Stein about his approach to staging the opera.
History
The opera was broadcast on ZDF 22 October 1989 and on ORF1 14 October 1990.

Production Company

Name

BBC Wales

Name

Regina Ziegler Filmproduktion (RZF)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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