Features a great cast: Ambrogio Maestri is one of the finest Falstaff's of our time. The Italian baritone brings a powerful, versatile voice to his role, but also brings his character a hilarious buffo quality. Daniele Gatti, one of the most acclaimed opera conductors working today, leads a stunning cast of singers including Barbara Fritolli as Alice Ford.
Genuinely warm italianita in all of the music-making, combined with a boisterous production by stage director Sven-Eric Bechtolf, turns Verdi's commedia lirica into a fireworks display of high spirits as well as what the Neue Zürcher Zeitung called 'musically and dramaturgically a feast of life and of love of life.'
Press Quotes 'Ambrogio Maestri is grandiose. [...] The singers are all quite good actors, some even excellent, and Bechtolf brings out the full extent of their talent'. Tagesanzeiger.
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