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At the Opera - 03/23/13 - Verdi: Falstaff


Falstaff is an operatic commedic in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, adapted by Arrigo Boito from Shakespeare's plays The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV. It was Verdi's last opera, written in the composer's ninth decade, and only the second of his 28 operas to be a comedy. It was also the third of Verdi's operas to be based on a Shakespearean play, following his earlier Macbeth and Otello.
While it has not proved to be as immensely popular as the Verdi works that immediately preceded it, namely Aida and Otello, Falstaff has long been an admired favorite with critics and musicians because of its brilliant orchestration, scintillating libretto and refined melodic invention. This classic 1957 recording stars Tito Gobbi, Rolando Panerai, Luigi Alva, Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Fedora Barbieri. Herbert von Karajan conducts.
 
Saturday, March 23, 2013

Play List

8:00p
8:00p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
8:08p
Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff - Philharmonic Orchestra; Herbert von Karajan, conductor; Tito Gobbi; Label: EMI Classics; Number: 72435671623 FindBUY FindBUY
10:00p
10:27p
Giuseppe Verdi: Otello - Dio! Mi Potevi Scagliar - w/ Mirella Freni - Philharmonic Orchestra; Herbert von Karajan, conductor; Jon Vickers; Label: EMI Classics; Number: 724358633825 FindBUY FindBUY
10:42p
Giuseppe Verdi: Niun Mi Tema - Philharmonic Orchestra; Herbert von Karajan, conductor; Jon Vickers; Label: EMI Classics; Number: 724358633825 FindBUY FindBUY
10:48p
Beethoven: Fidelio - Gott! Welch Dunkel Hier! - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Herbert von Karajan, conductor; Jon Vickers; Label: EMI Classics; Number: 724358633825 FindBUY FindBUY
10:59p
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde O Sink Hernieder, Nacht Der Liebe - w/ Christa Ludwig - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Herbert von Karajan, conductor; Jon Vickers; Label: EMI Classics; Number: 724358633825 FindBUY FindBUY
11:00p
11:16p
Leo Delibes: Lakme - (Bell song)Ah!...Ou Va La Jeune Hindoue? ; Alain Lombard, conductor; Mady Mesplé; Label: EMI Europe Generic; Number: 724358632026 FindBUY FindBUY
11:25p
R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier - Sophie, Seine Tochter - Hilde Gueden - Vienna Philharmonic; Silvio Varviso, conductor; Crespin/Soderstrom/Gueden; Label: Polygram Records; Number: 4527302 FindBUY FindBUY
11:55p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
11:58p
Giacomo Puccini: Edgar, opera: Prelude to Act III - Czecho-Slovack Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY

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