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Verdi: Falstaff / Tony Britten

Britten / Jervis / Hartley / Forsyth / Butteriss
Release Date: 11/25/2008 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 1  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rosamund ShelleyMarilyn CuttsSimon Masterton SmithJan Hartley,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Falstaff in a new version by Tony Britten. Based on the Opera by Verdi and Boito. Verdi's timeless masterpiece brought up to date in a hilarious new English version, shot on and around a golf course. At a golf club new Windsor, 'Big John' Flastaff props up the bar at the nineteenth hole, (the member's bar) which is where he is invariably to be found. He doesn't actually play golf, because no-one wants to play with him - and anyway he's probably too plump to make it beyond the first green. However he takes comfort in the fact that his bar bill is about to be settled, and all he has to do to achieve this extraordinary feat is to seduce the lovely Alice Ford, a task that he considers himself eminently qualified to undertake. As the big man Read more blunders from one catastrophe to another and the plot races towards its uproarious conclusion, Tony Britten's trademark wit and accessibility compliment's Verdi's glorious comedy. Includes behind the scenes documentary. Read less

Works on This Recording

Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rosamund Shelley (Voice), Marilyn Cutts (Voice), Simon Masterton Smith (Voice),
Jan Hartley (Voice), Julian Forsyth (Voice), Simon Butteriss (Baritone),
Ian Jervis (Voice), Daniel Gillingwater (Voice), Katie Lovell (Voice),
Andy Morton (Voice)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Language: English 

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