The spectacular opening production of Londonís newly-restored Royal Opera House, first broadcast live on BBC television in December 1999, brings a riot of color to Verdiís 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 new production by Graham Vick.
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
Extra features • A fascinating tour behind the scenes of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden • Graham Vick on his production of Falstaff • Illustrated synopsis, presented by James Naughtie • Bryn Terfel talking to Eamonn Holmes
"Bryn Terfelīs characterization and acting is simply superb. Barbara Frittoli is simply perfect as a young and very playful Alice Ford - she is both good-looking as well as a terrific actress in superb voice. There are no weak links in the supporting cast.." - Mostly Opera
Bryn Terfel, Sir John FalstaffBarbara Frittoli, Alice Ford
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera HouseConductor: Bernard Haitink
Director: Graham Vick
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