Falstaff

 

Verdi Falstaff opera to libretto by Arrigo Boito. Directed 2011 by Stephen Medcalf at Teatro Regio di Parma Verdi Festival. Stars Ambrogio Maestri (Sir John Falstaff), Luca Salsi (Ford), Antonio Gandia (Fenton), Luca Casalin (Dr. Cajus), Patrizio Saudelli (Bardolfo), Mattia Denti (Pistola), Svetla Vassileva (Mrs. Alice Ford), Barbara Bargnesi (Nannetta), Romina Tomasoni (Mrs. Quickly), and Daniela Pini (Mrs. Meg Page). Andrea Battistoni conducts the Orchestra and Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma (Chorus Master Martino Faggiani). Sets and costumes by Jamie Vartan; lighting by Simon Corder; video direction by Tiziano Mancini. Released in 2013, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA