Falstaff (Royal Opera House) | DVD

Verdi Falstaff Royal Opera House

Falstaff (Royal Opera House)

(1999 by BBC)

(Giuseppe Verdi)
Royal Opera House, Londra 2008

Sir John Falstaff: Bryn Terfel
Ford: Roberto Frontali
Fenton: Kenneth Tarver
Dr Caius: Robin Leggate
Bardolph: Peter Hoare
Pistol: Gwynne Howell
Alice Ford: Barbara Frittoli
Nannetta: Desirée Rancatore
Mistress Quickly: Bernadette Manca di Nissa
Meg Page: Diana Montague
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Director: Graham Vick
Designs: Paul Brown

Running time: 157 minutes DVD9
Region Code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Stereo & 5.1 Surround
Menu languages: GB/D/F Subtitle languages D/F
Cat. No.: OA 0812 D (PAL) OA 0823 D (NTSC)

  • The spectacular opening production of London’s newly restored Royal Opera House, first broadcast live on BBC television in December 1999, brings a riot of colour to Verdi’s great Shakespearean masterpiece.

    Bryn Terfel as Sir John Falstaff and Barbara Frittoli as Alice Ford lead a star cast with the orchestra and chorus of the Royal Opera House under the direction of Bernard Haitink, in a spectacular new production by Graham Vick with vibrant medieval designs by Paul Brown.

    Meet the backstage crew in a fascinating 10-minute tour of the behind-the-scenes working of the Royal Opera House, as they prepare for this opening gala performance

    Stage Director Graham Vick on his Production of Falstaff

    Illustrated synopsis of the opera, presented by James Naughtie

    Bryn Terfel talks to Eamonn Holmes


    ‘a true joy to the eye as Bryn Terfel dazzles us with stature, voice and gesture…’
    Diapason (Translation)


    ‘The magnificent voice, personality and acting ability of Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel combine for a vivid portrait of Falstaff. There are other outstanding performances by Bernadette Manca di Nissa, Barbara Frittoli, Roberto Frontali, Kenneth Tarver, and Desiree Rancatore. Through, Music Director Bernard Haitink brilliant conveys the zest and magic of Verdi’s score.’
    The Patriot Ledger (USA)


    ‘deliciously comic production…vividly filmed…The singers are on top form, dominated by
    Terfel’s Falstaff…’

    Musical Opinion

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