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Falstaff, 24 October 1981

The Opera

Venue: Gaumont Theatre, Southampton

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist: Arrigo Boito

Conductor: Elgar Howarth

Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta


Sir John Falstaff: Renato Capecchi

Pistol: Charles Kerry

Bardolph: Adrian Scott

Dr Caius: Hugh Hetherington

Mrs Meg Page: Christine Botes

Mrs Alice Ford: Elizabeth Byrne

Ann Ford (Nannetta): Rosamund Illing

Mistress Quickly: Anne-Marie Owens

Ford: Neil Jansen

Fenton: Mark Curtis

Production Team

Original Producer: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Set Designer: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Costume Designer: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Lighting Designer: Keith Benson

Revival Producer: Julian Hope