Verdi: Falstaff

Arthaus Musik: 101507

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Verdi: Falstaff

Catalogue No:

(101 507)



Release date:

28th June 2010




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Verdi: Falstaff

Historical Studio Production, 1963

Otto Edelmann (Sir John Falstaff), Elisabeth Höngen (Mrs. Quickly), Melitta Muszely (Mrs. Alice Ford), Graziella Sciutti (Nannetta), Hans Günter Grimm (Ford) & Richard Von Vrooman (Fenton)

Wiener Symphoniker, Nello Santi (conductor) & Hellmuth Matiasek (director)

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Set Design by Max Bignens

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

FSK: 0

Gramophone Magazine

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 As a historical document, this is probably as good as they come.”

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