A version of Verdi's last opera, "Falstaff," is set in 15th-century England, where the dissolute Sir John Falstaff (portrayed by baritone Gabriel Bacquier) sends identical love letters to two married townswomen---who plan a sweet revenge. Performed in Italian with English subtitles. Ford: Richard Stilwell. Alice: Karan Armstrong. Fenton: Max-Rene Cosotti. Meg: Sylvia Lindenstrand. Nanetta: Jutta-Renate Ihloff. Dr. Cajus: John Lanigan.
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- Premiered: November 4, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
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