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4.0 out of 5 stars Comic book parody
First and foremost there could never be a better portrayal of John Fastaff than Bryn Terfel's. Comically vile,debauched and making you quite glad that this was not filmed in smellivision! BUT oh so very entertaining. Terfel goes the whole way and you can relate to some of the obese and coniving people we still see around us today. The slightly off kilter production with...
Published on 27 Mar 2011 by Mr. Mc Warwick

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not in English! But an excellent performance
I ordered this DVD because I wanted a production of Falstaff sung in English - and the product description says that it is in English with German subtitles. It is not. It is sung in Italian with English subtitles. So if that's what you want, it's quite good - but it is not what is says on the product description!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comic book parody, 27 Mar 2011
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Mr. Mc Warwick (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Verdi: Falstaff [DVD] [NTSC] (DVD)
First and foremost there could never be a better portrayal of John Fastaff than Bryn Terfel's. Comically vile,debauched and making you quite glad that this was not filmed in smellivision! BUT oh so very entertaining. Terfel goes the whole way and you can relate to some of the obese and coniving people we still see around us today. The slightly off kilter production with its gaudy colours is a breath of fresh air. All the cast are excellent in their parts but the young lead tenor would be better a little less twee. The orchestra and Haitink pack a terrific punch pushing the score at a breakneck pace and everything passes so quickly making you want more time to savour the high points. Verdi pushed tha whole thing through in a style of continuity without repeats which is a shame because there are so many catchy moments you would like to hear more than once but they are gone before you can get your breath back. The one poor point is the quality of the sound recording which is quite low for modern standards and varies with characters not directly in front of the camera and the orchestra itself sounding very distant at times. Also, and I dont think it is my equipment because I havent noticed with other recordings, when the subtitles are on it causes a hum which is quite distracting and Annoying and spoiling an otherwise excellent DVD
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not in English! But an excellent performance, 18 Oct 2013
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I ordered this DVD because I wanted a production of Falstaff sung in English - and the product description says that it is in English with German subtitles. It is not. It is sung in Italian with English subtitles. So if that's what you want, it's quite good - but it is not what is says on the product description!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Verdi: Falstaff. DVD., 20 Sep 2012
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Bryn Terfel sings an acts the eponymous Falstaff well, and is supported by the rest of the staff adequately. I enjoyed the DVD.
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