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VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 2006) (NTSC)

    
 

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VERDI, G.: Falstaff (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 2006) (NTSC)


Giuseppe Verdi
Falstaff

 

Sir John Falstaff - Ruggero Raimondi
Mrs. Alice Ford - Barbara Frittoli
Ford - Manuel Lanza
Fenton - Daniil Shtoda
Nannetta -Mariola Cantarero
Mrs. Quickly - Elena Zilio
and other singers

Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Zubin Mehta
, conductor

Luca Ronconi, stage director

Recorded at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Firenze, May 2006

 

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (All Region)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Running time: 128 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

 

  • In the regular series of recordings from the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, TDK releases Verdi's farcical opera Falstaff under the direction of the renowned Festival's artistic director, Zubin Mehta.

  • Adapted by Arrigo Boito from Shakespeare's play The Merry Wives of Windsor, Falstaff was Verdi's last opera and one of his few comedies. It was also the third of Verdi's operas to be based on a Shakespearean play, and while not as immensely popular as the works that immediately preceded it (Aida and Otello) Falstaff's refinement and melodic invention have made it a long term favourite with both artists and audience.

  • The main characters are sung by leading exponents of their respective roles, including Barbara Frittoli, who sang Alice in the production that marked the reopening of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, while the action revolves around Ruggero Raimondi, one of the foremost Falstaffs of recent years.

  • The domesticity of the setting is very like that of a contemporary sitcom, where Alice Ford represents the perfect, desirable housewife and Ford the eternal jealous husband. This has made it easy to transfer the subject to our own time. Luca Ronconi's production for the 2006 Maggio Musicale Fiorentino takes advantage of this, finding ready equivalents for Shakespeare's Windsor in both the social context and imagery of modern Britain – an enjoyable comedy and a musical feast for home-viewing.

 







Composer(s):
Verdi, Giuseppe

Lyricist(s):
Boito, Arrigo

Conductor(s):
Mehta, Zubin

Orchestra(s):
Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Orchestra

Choir(s):
Fiorentino Maggio Musicale Chorus

Artist(s):
Bosi, Carlo; Cantarero, Mariola; Floris, Gianluca; Frittoli, Barbara; Lanza, Manuel; Polverelli, Laura; Raimondi, Ruggero; Roni, Luigi; Shtoda, Daniil; Zilio, Elena

Label: TDKDVD

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: DVWW-OPFALF

Barcode: 824121002138

Distribution Note(s):

Listening samples not available for this release.


Physical Release: 02/2007

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