Falstaff (Glyndebourne)

Overview

The Glyndebourne Festival Opera mounted this production of Giuseppe Verdi's 1893 Falstaff under the direction of Richard Jones in 2009. Regarded as Verdi's comical magnum opus, the work was actually adapted from two Shakespeare plays, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV, and brings back to the stage one of the Bard's most beloved characters: the corpulent and perpetually cowardly knight Sir John Falstaff. This version stars Christopher Purves as Falstaff, Yannis Christoyannis as Ford, Dina Kuznetsova as Alice...
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Overview

The Glyndebourne Festival Opera mounted this production of Giuseppe Verdi's 1893 Falstaff under the direction of Richard Jones in 2009. Regarded as Verdi's comical magnum opus, the work was actually adapted from two Shakespeare plays, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV, and brings back to the stage one of the Bard's most beloved characters: the corpulent and perpetually cowardly knight Sir John Falstaff. This version stars Christopher Purves as Falstaff, Yannis Christoyannis as Ford, Dina Kuznetsova as Alice Ford and Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Mistress Quickly. The London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus lend musical accompaniment, with Vladimir Jurowski conducting and Thomas Blunt serving as chorus master; Ultz designed the costumes and sets.
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Special Features

Illustrated synopsis; Cast gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/2010
  • UPC: 809478010210
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:16:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 84,049

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Purves Falstaff
Yannis Christoyannis Ford
Dina Kuznetsova Alice Ford
Marie-Nicole Lemieux Mistress Quickly
Adriana Kucerová Nannetta
Bülent Bezdüz Fenton
Jennifer Holloway Meg Page
Peter Hoare Dr Caius
Paolo Battaglia Pistol
Alasdair Elliott Bardolph
Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
Technical Credits
Richard Jones Director
François Roussillon Director, Producer
Toni Hajal Executive Producer
Roland Ott Executive Producer
Ultz Costumes/Costume Designer, Set Decoration/Design
James Whitbourn Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Falstaff
1. Opening [1:51]
2. Falstaff! Olà [6:29]
3. So Che Se Andiam, La Notte [4:19]
4. A Voi, Due Lettere Infuocate [2:30]
5. Può L'Onore Riempirvi La Pancia? [2:57]
6. Alice, Meg, Nannetta [3:42]
7. Mostro! [3:11]
8. Pst, Nannetta, Vien Qua [2:07]
9. Da Quel Brigante Tu Andrai [2:43]
10. Bocca Baciata Non Perde Ventura [3:57]
11. Siam Pentiti E Contriti [3:56]
12. Mae C'È Un'Altra Ambasciata [2:25]
13. Alice È Mia! [3:39]
14. V'Ascolto [3:29]
15. Voi Siete Un Gentiluomo [4:41]
16. È Sogno? [6:22]
17. Presenteremo Un Bill [2:11]
18. Già Tutto Ho Preparato [3:41]
19. Alfin T'Ho Colto [5:35]
20. Egli Seavalca [3:11]
21. C'È, Se T'Agguanto! [4:51]
22. Ehi! Taverniere! [6:04]
23. Il Buon Vino [2:59]
24. Per Rivedervi, Alice, Si Val [3:18]
25. Brava! [4:55]
26. Dal Labbro Il Canto [4:26]
27. Una, Due, Tre, Quattro [3:48]
28. Ninfe! Elfi! Silfi! Sirene! [5:46]
29. Alto Là ... Chi Va Là? [4:07]
30. Naso Vermiglio! Naso Bargiglio! [2:25]
31. Ogni Sorta Di Gente Dozzinale [4:02]
32. Tutto Nel Mondo È Burla [3:19]
33. Curtain Calls and Credits [4:34]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Falstaff
   Play
      Stereo
      DTS Surround
   Chapters
      Act 1 Scene 1
         Act 1 Scene 2
      Act 2 Scene 1
      Act 2 Scene 2
      Act 3 Scene 1
      Act 3 Scene 2
   Extras
      Synopsis
      Cast Gallery
   Set-Up
      Audio
         Stereo
         DTS Surround
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Deutsch
         Español
         Italiano
         Subtitles: None
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