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Verdi: Falstaff Blu-ray Disc (Glyndebourne)

The inspirational Vladimir Jurowski conducts Verdi’s last opera, his only true comic opera. An international cast is led by Christopher Purves in the larger-than-life role of the corpulent Falstaff, whose profligacy both outrages and inspires the citizens of Windsor. Richard Jones’s production brings out the humour, bitterness and anger – mixed with tenderness and wisdom – embodied in the Shakespeare plays on which the libretto is based. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Falstaff: Christopher Purves
Ford: Tassis Christoyannis
Alice Ford: Dina Kuznetsova
Mistress Quickly: Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Nannetta: Adriana Kucerova
Meg Page: Jennifer Holloway
Fenton: Bulent Bezduz 

Glyndebourne Festival Opera
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Director: Richard Jones
Set & Costume Designs: Ultz

Plus: Illustrated Synopsis / Cast gallery 

Picture: 16:9 1080i
Sound: PCM 2.0 / 5.1 DTS MA
Region code: All Regions
Running Time: 136 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/SP/IT
1 x BD50
Year: 2009