Verdi: Falstaff

Our rating 
2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0

COMPOSERS: Verdi
LABELS: Dynamic
WORKS: Falstaff
PERFORMER: Raimondi, Salsi, Tola, Puértolas, De Mola; Opéra Royal de Wallonie/Paolo Arrivaeni; dir. Poda (Liège, 2009)
CATALOGUE NO: 33649

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A reasonably well-sung account, but the production and costumes – all black or white – and Ruggero Raimondi’s far from obese figure, rid the work of any hint of comedy or even wit. Michael Tanner