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Verdi: Falstaff / Santi, Edelmann, Grimm, Van Vrooman, Wiener Symphoniker

Verdi / Edelmann / Muszely / Sciutti / Vso / Santi
Release Date: 07/27/2010 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101507  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Otto EdelmannMelitta MuszelyElisabeth HöngenGraziella Sciutti,   ... 
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusWiener Symphoniker
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 on DVD.

Giuseppe Verdi

Sir John Falstaff – Otto Edelmann
Ford – Hans Günter Grimm
Fenton – Richard van Vrooman
Dr. Cajus – Erich Klaus
Read more – Marshall Raynor
Pistol – Wolfgang Hackenberg
Mrs. Alice Ford – Melitta Muszely
Ännchen – Graziella Sciutti
Mrs. Quickly – Elisabeth Höngen
Mrs. Meg Page – Eva Maria Görgen

Vienna State Opera Chorus
(chorus master: Richard Rossmayer)
Vienna Symphony Orhcestra
Nello Santi, conductor

Hellmuth Matiasek, stage director
Max Bingens, set designer
Annemarie Köhler, costume designer

Picture format: NTSC 4:3 B/W
Sound format: PCM Mono
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 118 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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Works on This Recording

Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Otto Edelmann (Bass), Melitta Muszely (Soprano), Elisabeth Höngen (Mezzo Soprano),
Graziella Sciutti (Soprano), Hans Gunter Grimm (Bass), Richard Von Vrooman (Voice)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Wiener Symphoniker
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 

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