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Giuseppe Verdi Falstaff

Commedia lirica in three acts
by Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Libretto by Arrigo Boito (1842–1918), based on the comedy Sir John Falstaff and the Merry Wives of Windsor and extracts from King Henry IV by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

PREMIERE

  • 05 August 1939, 0:00

DATE

  • 23 August 1939

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CREATIVE TEAM

Tullio Serafin, Conductor
Guido Salvini, Stage Director
Robert Kautsky, Sets
Willy Fränzl, Choreography

CAST

Mariano Stabile, Sir John Falstaff
Piero Biasini, Ford
Gino del Signore, Fenton
Alfredo Tedeschi, Dr. Cajus
Giuseppe Nessi, Bardòlfo
Virgilio Lazzari, Pistòla
Franca Somigli, Mrs. Alice Ford
Augusta Oltrabella, Nannetta
Mita Vasari, Mrs. Meg Page
Angelica Cravcenco, Mrs. Quickly
Ballet of the Vienna State Opera,

Choir of the Vienna State Opera
Vienna Philharmonic




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