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Falstaff, 15 May 1958

The Opera

Venue: Théâtre des Nations, Paris

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist: Arrigo Boito

Conductor: Vittorio Gui

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Sir John Falstaff: Geraint Evans

Pistol: Marco Stefanoni

Bardolph: Mario Carlin

Dr Caius: Hugues Cuenod

Mrs Meg Page: Fernanda Cadoni

Mrs Alice Ford: Ilva Ligabue

Ann Ford (Nannetta): Graziella Sciutti

Mistress Quickly: Oralia Dominguez

Ford: Mario Borriello

Fenton: Juan Oncina

Innkeeper: Harold Williams

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Costume Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Choreographer: David Ellis