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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

  • 10 August 1957, 19:30

DATE

  • 14 August 1957, 19:30
  • 21 August 1957, 19:30
  • 27 August 1957, 19:30

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CREATIVE TEAM

Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
Herbert von Karajan, Stage Director
Giuliano Bartolini-Salimbeni, Sets
Giuliano Bartolini-Salimbeni, Costumes

CAST

Tito Gobbi, Sir John Falstaff
Rolando Panerai, Ford
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Wiener Staatsopernballett, Mrs. Alice Ford
Anna Moffo, Nannetta
Giulietta Simionato, Mrs. Quickly
Anna Maria Canali, Mrs. Meg Page
Luigi Alva, Giuseppe Zampieri, Fenton
Tomaso Spataro, Dr. Cajus
Mario Petri, Pistòla
Renato Ercolani, Bardòlfo
Choir of the Vienna State Opera, Vienna Philharmonic,




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