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Falstaff, 28 July 1988

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist: Arrigo Boito

Conductor: Bernard Haitink

Orchestra: London Philharmonic


Sir John Falstaff: Claudio Desderi

Pistol: Richard Van Allan

Bardolph: Petros Evangelides

Dr Caius: Remy Corazza

Mrs Meg Page: Anne Howells

Mrs Alice Ford: Sarah Pring

Ann Ford (Nannetta): Eva Lind

Mistress Quickly: Felicity Palmer

Ford: Robert McFarland

Fenton: Gianluca Sorrentino

Innkeeper: Gerard Quinn

Robin, The Page: Timothy Dwelly

Production Team

Original Producer: Peter Hall

Staff Director: Stephen Lawless

Set Designer: John Gunter

Costume Designer: John Gunter

Lighting Designer: Gerry Jenkinson

Choreographer: Elizabeth Keen