1. Becoming Falstaff


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    Video by Anne-Marie Jackson Gerald Finley transforms into Falstaff for the COC It takes two hours to turn slim nice guy Finley into the corpulent, vain Falstaff in the Canadian Opera Company production. Seeing Gerald Finley transform into Falstaff is a bit like watching an episode of The Incredible Hulk . Arms bulge with muscles. Legs grow into tree trunks. Mild becomes wild. The slim baritone, who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro this summer to raise money for charity, is a family man famed for his baritone. Falstaff is his polar opposite: a corpulent comic with huge appetites that include food, drink, women and attention.

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    • Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg CD (2011 Festival recording)


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      Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg was performed at Glyndebourne for the first time at the 2011 Festival with Gerald Finely making his role debut as Hans Sachs to critical acclaim. This recording captures this momentous production on three mastered CDs accompanied by a hardback presentation book containing the full libretto in English/German, the synopsis written by the Director Sir David McVicar and an essay by John Allison "Wagner on the Sussex Downs" detailing the special place this opera has in the history of Glyndebourne. Conductor - Vladimir Jurowski Director - David McVicar Cast - Gerald Finley Marco Jentzsch Johannes Martin Kranzle Alistair Miles Anna Gabler Topi Lehtipuu Michaela Selinger.

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      • Rapid Fire Questions: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala


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        A dazzling array of opera’s most exciting stars will take the stage when Live From Lincoln Center returns to PBS on December 13, 2012 (check local listings) with the telecast of the Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s 37th annual gala, one of the most highly anticipated events of the opera season at Lincoln Center, which takes place at Avery Fisher Hall. Hosted by Audra McDonald, the stellar lineup Includes opera singers Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Gerald Finley, Olga Borodina, Marcello Giordani, Ildar Abdrazakov, Erwin Schrott, and Ailyn Pérez, the first Latina to win the Richard Tucker Award. For more information, visit http://livefromlincolncenter.org

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        • The Singers' Studio | Gerald Finley


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          • An Introduction to Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg


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            To accompany the first ever Glyndebourne production of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (the long held dream of the founder John Christie) Professor Julian Johnson of Royal Holloway, University of London gives us some studied insights into the work.

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            • Gerald Finley on Don Giovanni


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              Gerald Finley who sung the role of Don Giovanni in the 2010 Festival production, looks at the various characters within Mozart's operatic masterpiece.

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