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

More details roles



All scenes from Falstaff

Arias from Falstaff
Duets from Falstaff

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Falstaff ola!

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T T BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
4Lo ingrandiro

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.03-4

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
8L'onore? Ladri!

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
9Ma per tornare a voi

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
10Alice Meg Nannetta

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz cA SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.06

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

Roles:
12Quell'otre! quel tino

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.07-2

Type: duetVoice: T TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Caius/Bardolfo
14In due parole

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.08

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
15Pst pst Nannetta

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nannetta/Fenton
16Labbra di foco

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nannetta/Fenton
17Falstaff m'ha canzonata

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-3

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz S cALanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09-4

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Fenton/Nannetta
19Udrai quant egli sfoggia

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10

Type: Voice: Language: Italian

Roles:
20Del tuo barbaro diagnostico

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.11

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
21Qui piu non si vagoli

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S S cA MzLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T B Br cALanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.01-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br cALanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T Br BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitative,duetVoice: Br BrLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
29E sogno? o realta?

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ford
30Eccomi qua son pronto

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Ford
31Presenteremo un bill

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S cA MzLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Quickly
33Dalle due alle tre

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: cA Mz S SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.07-3

Type: recitativeVoice: cA S SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.08

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

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Alice
37Quand'ero paggio

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
38Mia signora

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA Br S MzLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.11-2

Type: recitativeVoice: cA Br Br SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T T Br BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br B TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.13

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
43Senti accosta un po l'orrecchio

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.14

Type: ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: S S Mz cALanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
46Mondo ladro

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff
47Reverenza la bella Alice

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-1

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
48Legge vedrai che ci ricasca

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S cA BrLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.03

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.04

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
51Avro con me dei putti

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.05-1

Type: aria,ensembleVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alice
52Provvedi le lanterne

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S T S cALanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Falstaff/Alice
56Odo un soave passo

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.07-2

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nannetta
59Alto la! Chi la la?

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.10

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
60Ruzzola ruzzola ruzzola!

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.11-1

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
61Pizzica pizzica

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.11-2

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
62Naso vermiglio

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12-1

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
63Cavaliero reverenza voi credeste

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12-2

Type: recitativeVoice: cA Mz Br BrLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.13

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
65Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Caius/Ford
66Facciamo il parentado

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.15-1

Type: recitative,ensembleVoice: allLanguage: Italian

Roles:
67Tutto nel mondo e burla

Opera: FalstaffComposer: VerdiAct: 3.15-2

Type: ensemble,finaleVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles: