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Verdi: Falstaff from Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Author: C Major Entertainment

Michael Volle “with masterly dynamic shadings” (Financial Times) and “as if he had been preparing for this role for a lifetime.” (FAZ)

  • Verdi: Falstaff  | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    Verdi: Falstaff © C Major Entertainment

  • Verdi: Falstaff  | Copyright: © Matthias Baus

    Verdi: Falstaff © Matthias Baus

  • Verdi: Falstaff  | Copyright: © Matthias Baus

    Verdi: Falstaff © Matthias Baus

Falstaff is Verdi’s masterpiece of comic opera, in which the behaviour of the ageing Sir John Falstaff, a devious freeloader and would-be ladykiller, causes uproar in the petty-bourgeois household of the Windsor’s.

In this performance, stage and film director Mario Martone updates the action to the present day and shows Falstaff as an ageing rebel in dodgy sideburns and a leather jacket. Among the “exquisite vocal cast” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), Michael Volle gives his debut in the title role “with masterly dynamic shadings” (Financial Times) and “as if he had been preparing for this role for a lifetime.” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) while “Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin are tickling out all the wit and all the momentum from this score.” (Online Merker)

Original title Verdi: Falstaff
Genre Opera
Recording location Staatsoper Unter den Linden, December 2018
Duration 142 mins
Production Company A co-production of Staatsoper Unter den Linden and UNITEL
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra / Band Staatskapelle Berlin
Conductor Daniel Barenboim
Choir Staatsopernchor
Chorus Master Martin Wright
Stage Director Mario Martone
Soloist Michael Volle, Barbara Frittoli, Nadine Sierra, Daniela Barcellona, Alfredo Daza, Francesco Demuro, Katharina Kammerloher,

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