Theatreland Memorabilia

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Music: Giuseppe Verdi. Words: Arrigo Boito, after Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Henry IV


Royal Opera House, 1978

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Royal Opera House
June 1978
Original production: Franco Zeffirelli. Staged by: Ande Anderson.
Scenery and costumes: Franco Zeffirelli. Masquerade costumes: Peter J. Hall.
Lighting: Franco Zeffirelli and William Bundy. Conductor: Georg Solti.
The Royal Opera Chorus - Chorus Master: John Bacon.
Orchestra of The Royal Opera House - Leader: John Brown.

Tuesday 13th June 1978 programme cast
89th performance at the ROH
CharacterPlayed By
Sir John FalstaffGeraint Evans
Pistol, follower of FalstaffMichael Langdon
Bardolph, follower of FalstaffPaul Crook
Robin, Page to FalstaffDean Fletcher
Doctor CaiusJohn Lanigan
Mistress Meg PageAnne Howells
Mistress Meg PageGillian Knight
June 8
Mistress Alice Ford, Ford's wifePilar Lorengar
Nannetta, her daughterNorma Burrowes
Mistress QuicklyMarta Szirmay
Ford, a gentleman of WindsorRichard Stilwell
Fenton, a young gentlemanRyland Davies
Host of the Garter InnGeorge Macpherson
BeelzebubMarion Betzold
ChildrenMembers of the Arts Educational Schools and Eastcourt Independent Schools

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