Radio 3 Guide to the Opera
Peter Stein directs a revival of his celebrated production of Verdi's comic opera, in a performance given by Welsh National Opera at the Wales Millennium Centre last March.
Sir John Falstaff has plans to seduce the wife of a rich local merchant, but Alice and her husband have each made their own arrangements to trick the roguish knight. Who will have the final laugh?
Presented by Donald Macleod.
With Bryn Terfel (baritone), Anthony Mee (tenor), Neil Jenkins (tenor), Julian Close (bass), Janice Watson (soprano), Clare Ormshaw (soprano), Imelda Drumm (mezzo-soprano), Anne-Marie Owens (mezzo-soprano), Christopher Purves (baritone), Rhys Meirion (tenor).
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Carlo Rizzi (conductor).