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Falstaff / a BBC classical music production in association with Opus Arte Media Productions ; music by Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto by Arrigo Boito ; television producer, Sue Judd ; directed for television by Humphrey Burton.
Hilversum, The Netherlands : Opus Arte, [2001]

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Additional Authors
  • Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918.
  • Judd, Sue.
  • Burton, Humphrey, 1931-
  • Haitink, Bernard, 1929-2021.
  • Vick, Graham, 1953-2021.
  • Terfel, Bryn.
  • Frontali, Roberto.
  • Tarver, Kenneth.
  • Frittoli, Barbara.
  • Rancatore, Desirée.
  • Manca di Nissa, Bernadette.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901.
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
  • British Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Opus Arte (Firm)
  • Royal Opera House (London, England). Chorus.
  • Royal Opera House (London, England). Orchestra.
1 videodisc (approximately 157 min.) : sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
The comic misadventures of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff, adapted from his Merry wives of Windsor and Henry IV by Verdi and Boito.
  • Cataloged from credits and container.
  • A performance from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, originally televised live by the BBC in December 1999.
  • Booklet with plot summary and biographical information in English, French, and German (22 p. : ill ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
  • Special features include the plot summary broadcast by the BBC, interviews with Bryn Terfel, Bernard Haitink and Graham Vick, and a news feature about the extensive renovations to the stage machinery of the Royal Opera House which was originally broadcast by the BBC prior to the house's reopening in December 1999.
Credits (note)
  • Camera supervisor, Bruce Miller ; videotape editor, Paul Farmer ; stage director, Graham Vick.
Performer (note)
  • Bryn Terfel (Sir John Falstaff), Roberto Frontali (Ford), Kenneth Tarver (Fenton), Barbara Frittoli (Alice Ford), Desirée Rancatore (Nannetta), Bernadette Manca di Nissa (Mistress Quickly).
System Details (note)
  • DVD; Dolby digital surround sound.
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian with optional English subtitles; credits in English.
  • ocm48760190
  • SCSB-9053330
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Columbia University Libraries