Verdi’s musical comedy Falstaff in a brilliant studio recording from the early years of television.
Otto Edelmann’s comic Falstaff is one of the authoritative interpretations of the role in both musical and dramatic terms. The cast of Hellmuth Matiasek’s production includes Elisabeth Höngen, Melitta Muszely and Graziella Sciutti, and the Viennese Symphony Orchestra is directed by the legendary conductor Nello Santi.
A document of operatic and film history, this restored recording is available for the first time in on DVD.
Sound Format: PCM Mono
Picture Format: 4:3
DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC
Subtitle Languages: DE, IT, GB, FR, ES, JP
Running Time: 118 mins
Awards Issue 2010
“The picture has been scrubbed up to look remarkably clean for its age...Otto Edelmann plays a blessedly unexaggerated Falstaff...Nello Santi conducts the Vienna Symphony Orchestra with an Italianate vigour that is the most Verdian aspect of the performance. As a historical document, this is probably as good as they come.”
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