No money, no morals, no problem.
Excerpt from Falstaff, Decca 478 4167. Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera Chorus, Herbert von Karajan, conductor. Giuseppe Taddei, Rolando Panerai, Raina Kabaivanska, Janet Perry, Francisco Araiza, Christa Ludwig, Trudeliese Schmidt.
Falstaff's life of sport and pleasure comes crashing down
when his appetites lead to an ill-advised seduction scheme.
Director Robert Carsen lovingly evokes 1950s England
in this hilarious production, which recently delighted
audiences at Covent Garden, La Scala and the Met.
On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Performance time is approximately two hours, 45 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™.
Conductor: Johannes Debus
Director: Robert Carsen
Set Designer: Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designer: Robert Carsen and Peter van Praet
Chorus Master: Sandra Horst
Falstaff: Gerald Finley
Alice: Lyne Fortin
Nannetta: Simone Osborne
Fenton: Frédéric Antoun
Ford: Russell Braun
Mistress Quickly: Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Meg Page: Lauren Segal
With the COC Orchestra and Chorus
New COC co-production with Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala; Metropolitan Opera and Dutch National Opera
Gerald Finley as Sir John Falstaff in the Canadian Opera Company production of Falstaff, 2014. Photo: Michael Cooper
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