Verdi: Falstaff

  • Catalogue Number LSO0528
    UPC 822231105527

    James Mallinson producer
    Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineers

    Recorded May 2004, Barbican, London

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
    Notes and synopsis in English / en français / auf Deutsch
    Includes complete libretto in Italian and English

  • Grammy Award Winner Best Opera

    Gramophone Magazine’s Editor's Choice

    BBC Radio 3 CD Review’s CD of the Week

    'If it wasn't obvious before, then it is now. The LSO Live label is the recording phenomenon of the decade. Here's a conductor at the height of his powers with an orchestra on top form, here's singing so exciting it would make a piece of sandpaper moist, here's the crackling energy of a live performance captured brilliantly. Pertusi is simply stunning as the Fat Knight - bombastic, arrogant and yet touchingly vulnerable too. A must-hear.'
    Classic FM Magazine

    'The most exhilarating account of the.'
    The Guardian

    ’This rates as one of LSO Live's finest releases to date, even by the in-house label's own high standards.'
    The Observer

    'Davis, always a great Falstaff interpreter, surpasses himself. Michele Pertusi, the excellent Falstaff [and] Ana Ibara's Alice and Carlos Alvarez's Ford are outstanding.’
    The Sunday Times

£14.99

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra


Best Opera Recording Grammy Awards 2004

Following his acclaimed recording of Britten's Peter Grimes, Sir Colin Davis and the LSO are joined by a magnificent cast led by Michele Pertusi for a spectacular performance of Verdi's comic masterpiece. Recorded during the LSO's centenary celebrations in 2004, Falstaff is one of LSO Live's finest releases to date.


Composer   Verdi
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra
Soloists   Michele Pertusi, Bülent Bezdüz, Alasdair Elliott, Darren Jeffery, Carlos Alvarez, Peter Hoare, Ana Ibarra, Marie Arnet, Maria Josè Moreno, Jane Henschel, Marina Domashenko

Track list
Disc 1
1. Falstaff: Act I, part 1 - "Falstaff!"
2. Falstaff: Act I, part 1 - "6 polli: 6 scellini"
3. Falstaff: Act I, part 1 - "Sir John, in quest'intrigo"
4. Falstaff: Act I, part 2 - "Alice. Meg. Nannetta"
5. Falstaff: Act I, part 2 - "Leggi. Fulgida Alice!"
6. Falstaff: Act I, part 2 - "Mostro!"
7. Falstaff: Act I, part 2 - "In due parole"
8. Falstaff: Act I, part 2 - "Pst, pst, Nannetta"
9. Falstaff: Act I, part 2 - "Torno all'assalto"
10. Falstaff: Act I, part 2 - "Del tuo barbaro diagnostico"
11. Falstaff: Act II, part 1 - "Siam pentiti e contriti."
12. Falstaff: Act II, part 1 - "Alice e mia!"
13. Falstaff: Act II, part 1 - "Signore"
14. Falstaff: Act II, part 1 - "C'e a Windsor una dama,"
15. Falstaff: Act II, part 1 - "E sogno? o realta?"
16. Falstaff: Act II, part 1 - "Eccomi qua."

Disc 2
1. Falstaff: Act II, part 2 - "Presenteremo un bill"
2. Falstaff: Act II, part 2 - "Gaie comari de Windsor"
3. Falstaff: Act II, part 2 - "Alfin t'ho colto"
4. Falstaff: Act II, part 2 - "Quand'ero paggio"
5. Falstaff: Act II, part 2 - "Vien qua"
6. Falstaff: Act II, part 2 - "C'e. C'e"
7. Falstaff: Act II, part 2 - "Tutto delira"
8. Falstaff: Act III, part 1 - "Ehi! Taverniere!"
9. Falstaff: Act III, part 1 - "Va, Vecchio John, va"
10. Falstaff: Act III, part 1 - "Reverenza"
11. Falstaff: Act III, part 1 - "Il Cacciatorre nero"
12. Falstaff: Act III, part 1 - "Sarai la Fata"
13. Falstaff: Act III, part 2 - "Dal labbro il canto estasiato vola"
14. Falstaff: Act III, part 2 - "Una, due, tre, quattro"
15. Falstaff: Act III, part 2 - "Odo un soave passo!"
16. Falstaff: Act III, part 2 - "Ninfe! Elfi! Silfi!"
17. Falstaff: Act III, part 2 - "Alto la!"
18. Falstaff: Act III, part 2 - "Pizzica, pizzica"
19. Falstaff: Act III, part 2 - "Ogni sorta de gente dozzinale"
20. Falstaff: Act III, part 2 - "Gia s'avanza la coppia degli sposi"
21. Falstaff: Act III, part 2 - "Tutto, nel mondo e burla"

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