Grantscherben in harem pants: Carlos Álvarez as Falstaff at the Vienna State Opera

01.28.19
James Conlon
Bachtrack

Translation: James Conlon brought excitement and liveliness out of the colorful score on the podium of the State Opera Orchestra - the "comic" fugue at the end was just as successful as the almost Handel-like finale of the vocal parts in the first act, and also the cohesivness that is essential for a successful Falstaff between stage bustle and musical punchlines was always given.