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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)

Sung in Italian
Revival

PREMIERE

  • 30 July 1982, 18:00

DATE

  • 02 August 1982, 18:00
  • 14 August 1982, 18:00
  • 17 August 1982, 18:00
  • 26 August 1982, 18:00
  • 30 August 1982, 18:00

CREATIVE TEAM

Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
Herbert von Karajan, Stage Director
Günther Schneider-Siemssen, Sets
Georges Wakhevitch, Costumes
Heidrun Schwarz, Ballet arrangement
Walter Hagen-Groll, Chorus Master

CAST

Giuseppe Taddei, Sir John Falstaff
Rolando Panerai, Ford
Raina Kabaiwanska, Mrs. Alice Ford
Janet Perry, Nannetta
Christa Ludwig, Mrs. Quickly
Trudeliese Schmidt, Mrs. Meg Page
Francisco Araiza, Fenton
Piero de Palma, Dr. Cajus
Federico Davià, Pistola
Heinz Zednik, Bardolfo

Ballet students from the Ballet school of the Salzburger Landestheater
Members of the Wiener Staatsopernballett
Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic




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