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Lyrical comedy in three acts after "The Merry Wives of Windsor"
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
English translation by Humphrey Procter-Gregg
Music by Verdi
BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by John Clements)
BBC Opera Orchestra (Led by John Sharpe)
Conductor, Stanford Robinson Presented by Mark Lubbock
Narrator, Andrew Cruickshank
(Parry Jones broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator of the Covent Garden Opera Trust; Flora Nielsen, by permission of the English Opera Group; Gwent Lewis, by permission of the Carl Rosa Opera Company)
Dyneley Hussey writes on page 8
Act 1
Scene 1: Interior of 'The Garter Inn'
Scene 2: A garden


Libretto: Arrigo Boito
English translation: Humphrey Procter-Gregg
Music: Verdi
Singers: BBC Opera Chorus
Trained by: John Clements
Musicians: BBC Opera Orchestra
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Presented by: Mark Lubbock
Narrator: Andrew Cruickshank
Dr Caius, a physician: Parry Jones
Bardolph, a follower of Falstaff: Jan van Der Gucht
Sir John Falstaff: Dennis Noble
Pistol, a follower of Falstaff: Martin Lawrence
Mistress Ford: Laelia Finneberg
Mistress Page: Flora Nielsen
Dame Quickly: Mary Jarred
Anne Ford (Nanetta): Beryl Hatt
Fenton, a young gentleman: Gwent Lewis
Ford, a wealthy burgher: Stanley Pope
Burghers and street folk; Ford's servants; maskers as elves, fairies, witches: uncredited

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