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Falstaff, 27 August 1955

The Opera

Venue: King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist: Arrigo Boito

Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Sir John Falstaff: Fernando Corena

Pistol: Marco Stefanoni

Bardolph: Daniel McCoshan

Dr Caius: Dermot Troy

Mrs Meg Page: Fernanda Cadoni

Mrs Alice Ford: Anna Maria Rovere

Ann Ford (Nannetta): Eugenia Ratti

Mistress Quickly: Oralia Dominguez

Ford: Walter Monachesi

Fenton: Kevin Miller

Innkeeper: Harold Williams

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Costume Designer: Osbert Lancaster

Choreographer: Pauline Grant