Outside the Casa Verdi in Milan, the famous old people’s home for retired singers and musicians founded by Giuseppe Verdi, the afternoon traffic roars by. One of these stars of yesteryear, sleepingoff his intoxication on the sofa, dreams himself once more playing Sir John Falstaff, the role forwhich he was acclaimed in his heyday. The characters of the comedy appear as shadows of the pastand now the drama, increasingly a mixture of dream and reality, can commence. This surprisingand imaginative staging thought up by the Italian director Damiano Michieletto moves the action of Verdi’s late, great masterpiece from a fictitious London to that special care home, the Casa Verdi, a place rich in memories of great days past and impressions of a real-time present.
|Official Release Date||Oct 28, 2014|
|Starring||Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta, Fiorenza Cedolins, Javier Camarena, Philharmonia Chor Wien|
|Audio||PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1|
|Language||English, German, French|
|Subtitles||English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean|
|Running Time||120 Minutes|