Falstaff

More info on Falstaff

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Librettist:

Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV

Premiere:

9 February 1893, Milan (La Scala)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Falstaff Synopsis

Libretto:

Falstaff Libretto

Translation(s):

English

About the opera Falstaff

Falstaff is an operatic commedia lirica in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, adapted by Arrigo Boito from Shakespeare's plays The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV. It was Verdi's last opera, written in the composer's ninth decade, and only the second of his 26 operas to be a comedy. It was also the third of Verdi's operas to be based on a Shakespearean play, following his earlier Macbeth and Otello. (Verdi had toyed, too, with writing an opera based on King Lear and Arrigo Boito later tried to interest him in Antony and Cleopatra, but neither project was ever brought to fruition.)
While it has not proved to be as immensely popular as the Verdi works that immediately preceded it, namely Aida and Otello, Falstaff has long been an admired favorite with critics and musicians because of its brilliant orchestration, scintillating libretto and refined melodic invention. It is in the standard repertoire of many opera companies.
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Roles in Falstaff

Sir John Falstaff Baritone
Ford Baritone
Alice Ford Soprano
Nannetta Soprano
Meg Page Mezzo-Soprano
Mistress Quickly Contralto
Fenton Tenor
Dr Caius Tenor

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All scenes from Falstaff

Arias from Falstaff
Duets from Falstaff

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Falstaff ola! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Caius/Bardolfo/Pistola
2Sei polli sei scellini Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Bardolfo/Pistola
3So che se andiam la notte Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
4Lo ingrandiro Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Bardolfo/Pistola
5Ma e tempo d'assottigliar l'ingegno Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Bardolfo/Pistola
6Ve noto un tal qui del paese Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Bardolfo/Pistola
7E quella o amor sguardo di stella Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-4

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
8L'onore? Ladri! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
9Ma per tornare a voi Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
10Alice Meg Nannetta Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Meg/Quickly/Nannetta
11Fulgida Alice amor t'offro Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: B Br 2Ts 2Ss 2MzsLanguage: Italian

Roles:
12Quell'otre! quel tino Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-1

Type: quartetVoice: Mz S cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Meg/Alice/Quickly/Nannetta
13E un ribaldo un furbo un ladro Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-2

Type: duetVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Caius/Bardolfo
14In due parole Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
15Pst pst Nannetta Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nannetta/Fenton
16Labbra di foco Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nannetta/Fenton
17Falstaff m'ha canzonata Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-3

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Meg/Nannetta/Quickly
18Torno all assalto Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-4

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fenton/Nannetta
19Udrai quant egli sfoggia Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
20Del tuo barbaro diagnostico Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
21Qui piu non si vagoli Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S S cA MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Nannetta/Quickly/Meg
22Siam pentiti e contriti Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T B Br cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Bardolfo/Pistola/Falstaff/Quickly
23Reverenza! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Quickly
24Alice e mia va vecchio John Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Bardolfo
25Padron di la ce un certo Fontana Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bardolfo/Falstaff
26Signore v'assista il cielo Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Bardolfo/Ford/Pistola
27Ce a Windsor una dama Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitative,duetVoice: Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ford/Falstaff
28Il diavolo se lo porti all inferno Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
29E sogno? o realta? Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ford
30Eccomi qua son pronto Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Ford
31Presenteremo un bill Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S cA MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Quickly/Meg
32Giunta all'Albergo Giarrettierra Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Quickly
33Dalle due alle tre Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: cA Mz S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Quickly/Meg/Alice/Nannetta
34Gia tutto ho preparato Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07-3

Type: recitativeVoice: cA S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Quickly/Alice/Nannetta
35Gaie comari di Windsor Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

Type: quartet,recitativeVoice: S cA Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Quickly/Meg/Nannetta
36Alfin ho colto raggiante fior Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Alice
37Quand'ero paggio Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
38Mia signora Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA Br S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Quickly/Falstaff/Alice/Meg
39Egli scavalca le siepi del giardino Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11-2

Type: recitativeVoice: cA Br Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Quickly/Ford/Falstaff/Alice
40Vien qua che chiasso! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T T Br BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nannetta/Fenton/Caius/Ford/Pistola
41Al ladro! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Caius/Ford/Pistola/Bardolfo
42Ce ce se t'agguanto Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.13

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
43Senti accosta un po l'orrecchio Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.14

Type: ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
44Ned! Will! Tom! Isaac! su presto! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S S Mz cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Nannetta/Meg/Quickly
45Ehi! Taverniere! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
46Mondo ladro Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
47Reverenza la bella Alice Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-1

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
48Legge vedrai che ci ricasca Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S cA BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ford/Nannetta/Quickly/Falstaff
49Quando il rintocco della mezzanotte Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Nannetta/Meg
50Brava quelle corna saranno Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
51Avro con me dei putti Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-1

Type: aria,ensembleVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice
52Provvedi le lanterne Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br T S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Ford/Caius/Nannetta/Quickly
53Dal labbro il canto estasiato vola Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fenton/Nannetta/Alice
54Nossignore! tu indossa Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S T S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice/Fenton/Nannetta/Quickly
55Una due tre quattro Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Alice
56Odo un soave passo Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Alice
57Ninfe! Elfi! Silfi! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nannetta/Falstaff/Alice
58Sul fil d'un soffio etesio Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nannetta
59Alto la! Chi la la? Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
60Ruzzola ruzzola ruzzola! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.11-1

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
61Pizzica pizzica Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.11-2

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
62Naso vermiglio Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12-1

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
63Cavaliero reverenza voi credeste Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: cA Mz Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Quickly/Meg/Ford/Falstaff
64Ogni sorta di gente dozzinale Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.13

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
65Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Caius/Ford
66Facciamo il parentado Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.15-1

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
67Tutto nel mondo e burla Popularity:

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.15-2

Type: ensemble,finaleVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles: