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Falstaff / Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on the plays The merry wives of Windsor and Henry IV by William Shakespeare ; a Metropolitan Opera high-definition production.
  • London, England : Decca, [2015]
  • ©2015

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Additional Authors
  • Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918
  • Maestri, Ambrogio, 1970-
  • Meade, Angela
  • Blythe, Stephanie
  • Cano, Jennifer Johnson
  • Fanale, Paolo
  • Oropesa, Lisette
  • Vassallo, Franco
  • Levine, James, 1943-2021
  • Fleming, Renée
  • Carsen, Robert
  • Steinberg, Paul (Set designer)
  • Reiffenstuel, Brigitte
  • Praet, Peter van
  • Halvorson, Gary
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.), production company.
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Orchestra, performer.
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Chorus, performer.
  • Decca Record Company, film distributor.
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
The comic misadventures of a down-on-his-luck knight looking to earn some money by romancing rich men's wives, a jealous husband, and his wife.
Series Statement
The Metropolitan Opera HD live
Uniform Title
Metropolitan Opera HD live.
  • Comic opera in 3 acts.
  • "A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covert Garden; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam"--Container.
  • Program notes by Ellen Keel and synopsis by Robert Carsen in English with French and German translations (26 pages : portraits) inserted in container.
  • Bonus features: Backstage at Falstaff with host Renée Fleming: Interview with Angela Meade and Stephanie Blythe; Robert Crasen, James Levine, and Peter Gelb discuss Falstaff; interviews with Met props master James Blumenfeld, Ambrogio Maestri and Valeria Villani, Lisette Oropesa, and Jennifer Johnson Cano.
Credits (note)
  • Producer, Robert Carsen ; set designer, Paul Steinberg ; costume designer, Brigitte Reiffenstuel ; lighting designers, Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet ; director, Gary Halvorson.
System Details (note)
  • DVD; region 0; NTSC; widescreen 16:9; LPCM stereo, DTS 5.1 surround.
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian; with optional English, French, German, Korean, and Chinese subtitles.
  • ocn929716014
  • 929716014
  • SCSB-9445467
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries