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Salieri: Falstaff / Del Carlo, Ringholz, Croft, Ostman

Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 102306  
Composer:  Antonio Salieri
Performer:  Richard CroftTeresa RingholzDelores ZieglerCarlos Feller,   ... 
Conductor:  Arnold Östman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony OrchestraLudwigshafen Theatre Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Antonio Salieri set Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor to music in 1799, and his work was successfully premiered in Vienna the same year. Michael Hampe staged Salieri’s Falstaff at the Schwetzingen SWR Festival in 1995 with similar success – wonderfully supported by the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Arnold Östman. The libretto by Carlo Prospero Defranceschi reduces Shakespeare’s original play to a few main characters and drastically simplifies the plot. This gives John Del Carlo, Teresa Ringholz, Richard Croft and Delores Ziegler a lot of space for their artistic interpretation and brilliant singing. The work lives from the wealth of the Italian opera buffa and absorbed influences from the German Read more Singspiel, and delights with a number of great arias.

Sound Format: PCM StereoAntonio Salieri

Sir John Falstaff – John del Carlo
Mrs. Alice Ford – Teresa Ringholz
Mr. Ford – Richard Croft
Mrs. Slender – Delores Ziegler
Mr. Slender – Jake Gardner
Bardolfo – Carlos Feller
Betty – Darla Brooks

Ludwigshafen Theatre Chorus
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Arnold Östman, conductor

Michael Hampe, stage director
Carlo Tomassi, set and costume designer
Hans Toelstede, lighting designer

Recorded live from the Schwetzingen Festival, 1995

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Dutch
Running time: 145 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

Falstaff by Antonio Salieri
Performer:  Richard Croft (Tenor), Teresa Ringholz (Soprano), Delores Ziegler (Mezzo Soprano),
Carlos Feller (Bass), Darla Brooks (Soprano), John del Carlo (Baritone),
Jake Gardner (Baritone)
Conductor:  Arnold Östman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Ludwigshafen Theatre Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1799; Vienna, Austria 

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