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Falstaff, 27 August 1988

The Opera

Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist: Arrigo Boito

Conductor: Bernard Haitink

Orchestra: London Philharmonic


Dr Caius: Remy Corazza

Sir John Falstaff: Claudio Desderi

Bardolph: Petros Evangelides

Pistol: Federico Davia

Mrs Meg Page: Anne Howells

Mrs Alice Ford: Nancy Gustafson

Mistress Quickly: Felicity Palmer

Ann Ford (Nannetta): Eva Lind

Fenton: Gianluca Sorrentino

Ford: Robert McFarland

Robin, The Page: Timothy Dwelly

Innkeeper: Gerard Quinn

Production Team

Original Director: Peter Hall

Revival Director: David Edwards

Costume Designer: John Gunter