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This 1956 telecast of Verdi's comic masterpiece Falstaff presents a rare opportunity to see Giuseppe Taddei in one of his most celebrated roles at the height of his career, and appearing with an equally celebrated cast, some of whom had just sung their roles on Karajan's first, classic recording of the opera. Optional subtitles in English, French and German.
B&W, 118 minutes, 4:3, All regions
Opera in Three Acts
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Sir John Falstaff - Giuseppe Taddei
Ford - Scipione Colombo
Fenton - Luigi Alva
Dr. Cajus - Mario Carlin
Bardolfo - Renato Ercolani
Pistola - Franco Calabrese
Mrs. Alice Ford - Rosanna Carteri
Nannetta - Anna Moffo
Mrs. Quickly - Fedora Barbieri
Mrs. Meg Page - Anna Maria Canali
Orchestra and Chorus of Radiotelevisione Italiana, Milan
Conducted by Tullio Serafin
Production staged by Herbert Graf
Telecast date: May 9, 1956
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