Riccardo Muti, Teatro alla Scala
Director Ruggero Cappuccio
Picture Format: 16:9 Wide screen
Sound Format: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 118 mins
Region Code: PAL All
Booklet Languages: English, German, French
Recording Date: 10 April 2001
Cat no.: DV-OPFAL
Of the many and various events staged in 2001 in Busseto (Verdi's birthplace)
to mark the centenary of the composer's death, this performance of Falstaff
must surely count as one of the undisputed highlights.
In the intimate atmosphere of the Teatro Verdi, the ensemble of La Scala, Milan,
under its principal conductor Riccardo Muti, Falstaff provides a veritable
Featuring a superb cast, including amongst others 31-year-old shooting star
Ambrogio Maestri, the dashing young tenor Juan Diego Flórez and internationally
acclaimed Barbara Frittoli.
Falstaff is the last opera written by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi,
who did so much to influence the history of music in the 19th century.