Verdi: Falstaff DVD (The Royal Opera) 1999

The spectacular opening production at the restored Royal Opera House, first broadcast live on BBC television in December 1999, brings a riot of colour 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 production by Graham Vick with vibrant medieval designs by Paul Brown.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Falstaff: Bryn Terfel
Alice Ford: Barbara Frittoli
Ford: Roberto Frontali
Mistress Quickly: Bernadette Manca di Nissa
Nanetta: Desiree Rancatore
Fenton: Kenneth Tarver 

Royal Opera Chorus
Chorus Director: Terry Edwards
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Concert Master: Vasko Vassilev
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Director: Graham Vick
Designs: Paul Brown
Lighting: Thomas Webster
Movement: Ron Howell 

Plus: Behind the scenes tour; Graham Vick on his Production of Falstaff / Illustrated synopsis of the opera, presented by John Naughtie / Bryn Terfel talks to Eamonn Holmes.

Picture: 16:9
Sound: 5.1  DD Surround Sound
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 157 mins
Subtitles: EN