Falstaff [videorecording] : opera in three acts

Title
Falstaff [videorecording] : opera in three acts / music by Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Arrigo Boito [after Shakespeare] ; production of UNITEL, Munich in association with ZDF and ORF; Thomas P. Skinner, post production supervisor ; Horant H. Hohlfeld, executive producer ; Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; PBS ; WNET/13.
Author
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Publication
Sept. 13, 1985.

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Description
3 videocassettes (1 hr. 30 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Great performances
Uniform Title
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Subject
Note
  • Includes an 18 minute analysis titled "The passing of Falstaff" that compares the joyous opera Falstaff to Orson Welles' gloomy film "Chimes at Midnight" centered also on Shakespeare's character Falstaff but depicting a far more realistic picture of the era. Excerpts from the movie and the opera are played.
Access (note)
  • Access to original item restricted; use service copy.
Credits (note)
  • Directed by Götz Friedrich ; costumes by Bernd Müller ; sets by Jörg Neumann, Thomas Riccabona.
Event (note)
  • Filmed at BUFA Studios, Berlin, 2/3/1979 ; broadcast on WNET/13 on Sept. 13, 1985.
System Details (note)
  • U-Matic.
Source (note)
  • Exxon Corporation;
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Call Number
*LDV 1697
Author
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
Title
Falstaff [videorecording] : opera in three acts / music by Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Arrigo Boito [after Shakespeare] ; production of UNITEL, Munich in association with ZDF and ORF; Thomas P. Skinner, post production supervisor ; Horant H. Hohlfeld, executive producer ; Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; PBS ; WNET/13.
Imprint
Sept. 13, 1985.
Series
Great performances
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
System Details
U-Matic.
Access
Access to original item restricted; use service copy.
Credits
Directed by Götz Friedrich ; costumes by Bernd Müller ; sets by Jörg Neumann, Thomas Riccabona.
Performer
Gabriel Bacquier (Sir John Falstaff) ; Richard Stilwell (Ford) ; Max-René Cosotti (Fenton) ; Karan Armstrong (Mistress Alice Ford) ; Jutta Renate Ihloff (Nannetta) ; Sylvia Lindenstrand (Mistress Meg Page) ; Marta Szirmay (Dame Quickly) ; John Lanigan (Dr. Cajus) ; Peter Maus (Bardolfo) ; Ulrik Cold (Pistol) ; supporting soloists ; The Vienna Philharmonic ; Choir of the German Opera, Berlin ; Schöneberger Choir Boys ; Chorus, The Vienna Choir Boys and The Vienna State Opera Chorus directed by Norbert Balatsch ; Sir Georg Solti, conductor.
Event
Filmed at BUFA Studios, Berlin, 2/3/1979 ; broadcast on WNET/13 on Sept. 13, 1985.
Language
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Local Note
Preservation master files (3 video files (150 min.) : digital, sd., col.) : myh_lvu382_vo1, myh_lvu382_vo2, myh_lvu382_vo3.
Service DVD (3 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archive original, 2012 in *LDV 1697.
Source
Gift; Exxon Corporation; 1993.
Added Author
Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918. Librettist
Bacquier, Gabriel. Performer
Stilwell, Richard. Performer
Cosotti, Max René. Performer
Armstrong, Karan, 1941- Performer
Ihloff, Jutta-Renate. Performer
Lindenstrand, Sylvia. Performer
Szirmay, Márta. Performer
Lanigan, John, 1921-1996. Performer
Maus, Peter. Performer
Cold, Ulrik. Performer
Solti, Georg, 1912-1997. Conductor
Friedrich, Götz. Director
Balatsch, Norbert. Conductor
Skinner, Thomas, 1934- producer.
Hohlfeld, Horant H.
Deutsche Oper Berlin. Chor. Performer
Schöneberger Sängerknaben. Performer
Wiener Philharmoniker. Performer
Wiener Sängerknaben. Performer
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor. Performer
Berliner Union Film.
Unitel Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft mbH.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Exxon Corporation. Donor
Research Call Number
*LDV 1697
*LVU 382
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