Falstaff (The Metropolitan Opera)

Overview

New York's Metropolitan Opera mounted this interpretation of Giuseppe Verdi's 1893 commedia lirica Falstaff in 1992, which drew broad critical acclaim for Paul Plishka's lead portrayal of the titular Shakespearean figure. The composer adapted it from two of Shakespeare's plays - The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV; it checked in as his final opera, and only one of two comedies that he authored. This production features Bruno Pola, Frank Lopardo and Piero de Palma in the supporting cast, with production and ...
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Overview

New York's Metropolitan Opera mounted this interpretation of Giuseppe Verdi's 1893 commedia lirica Falstaff in 1992, which drew broad critical acclaim for Paul Plishka's lead portrayal of the titular Shakespearean figure. The composer adapted it from two of Shakespeare's plays - The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV; it checked in as his final opera, and only one of two comedies that he authored. This production features Bruno Pola, Frank Lopardo and Piero de Palma in the supporting cast, with production and set design by Franco Zeffirelli and James Levine conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
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Special Features

Bonus: Picture gallery "Falstaff" at the Met
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/2009
  • UPC: 044007345320
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Stereo / DTS
  • Sound: stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 2:06:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 54,011

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Plishka Sir John Falstaff
Bruno Pola Ford
Frank Lopardo Fenton
Piero De Palma Dr. Cajus
Anthony Laciura Bardolfo
James Courtney Pistola
Mirella Freni Mrs. Alice Ford
Barbara Bonney Nannetta
Marilyn Horne Mrs. Quickly
Susan Graham Mrs. Meg Page
Carole Wright L'Otessa
Tim Willson L'Oste
James Levine Conductor
Technical Credits
Peter Gelb Executive Producer
James Levine Musical Direction/Supervision
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Falstaff
   Start Programme
   Select Title
      Act 1
      Act 2
      Act 3
   Subtitles
      Italiano
      English
      Deutsch
      Fran├žais
      Castellano
      Chinese
      Subtitles Off
   Audio
      PCM Stereo
      DTS 5.1
   Picture Gallery
   Weblink
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