Notes and Editorial Reviews
The spectacular opening production of London’s newly-restored Royal Opera House, first broadcast live on BBC television in December 1999, brings a riot of color to Verdi’s great Shakespearean masterpiece.
Bryn Terfel as Sir John Falstaff and Barbara Frittoli as Alice Ford lead a star cast with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House under the direction of Bernard Haitink, in a spectacular new production by Graham Vick.
Extra features included in this DVD are a fascinating tour behind the scenes of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Graham Vick on his production of Falstaff; illustrated synopsis, presented by James Naughtie; and Bryn Terfel talking to Eamonn Holmes
Sung in Italian,
with English subtitles
Running Time: 159 minutes Picture Format: NTSC
Language: Italian (Documentary in English)
Works on This Recording
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone),
Barbara Frittoli (Soprano)
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Written: 1893; Italy
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