"The production, plus the cast (first-rate, with perhaps one exception) and the wonderful musical ensemble achieved by Carlo Maria Giulini who ... gives us a musical performance second to none, with orchestral playing of the very highest quality.
Where else in the world, except at official festival performances, can one hear a carefully prepared production of this calibre, with the cast remaining unchanged for a whole series of performances?" - Opera magazine, 1961
This superb Carlo Maria Giulini/Franco Zefferelli Covent Garden production of Verdi's Falstaff, with Geraint Evans in the starring role, captivated London audiences in the spring of 1961. Happily a BBC broadcast, captured and preserved for nearly 60 years, allows you to relive their triumph in this fabulous new Pristine release.