Eccomi qua son pronto

Opera details:

Opera title:

Falstaff

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Falstaff Synopsis

Libretto:

Falstaff Libretto

Translation(s):

English

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Sir John Falstaff / Ford

Voice(s):

Baritone / Baritone

Act:

2.05b

Previous scene: E sogno? o realta?
Next scene: Presenteremo un bill

Falstaff: 'Eccomi qua, son pronto' ('Here I am, at the ready') – Glyndebourne

Singer(s): Tassis Christoyannis Christopher Purves

Director: Richard Jones

Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski, the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Cast: Christopher Purves, Tassis Christoyannis, Dina Kuznetsova, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Jennifer Holloway, Bülent Bedüz, Adriana Kucerova, the Glyndebourne Chorus.

An international cast is led by Christopher Purves in the larger than life role of the corpulent Falstaff, whose profligacy both outrages and inspires the citizens of Windsor. Richard Jones’s production brings out the humour, bitterness and anger – mixed with tenderness and wisdom – embodied in the Shakespeare plays on which the libretto is based.

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

FALSTAFF
rientrando dalla porta del fondo.Ha un farsetto nuovo, cappello e bastone
Eccomi qua. Son pronto.
M'accompagnate un tratto?

FORD
Vi metto sulla via.

Si avviano: giunti presso alla soglia fanno dei gesti complimentosi per cedere la presedenza del passo.

FALSTAFF
Prima voi.

FORD
Prima voi.

FALSTAFF
No, sono in casa mia.
ritirandosi un poco
Passate.

FORD
ritirandosi
Prego...

FALSTAFF
E' tardi. L'appuntamento preme.

FORD
Non fate complimenti...

FALSTAFF
Ebben; passiamo insieme.

English Libretto or Translation:


FALSTAFF
returning from the back door. He has a new doublet, hat and stick.
Here I am. I'm ready.
Do you accompany me suddenly?

FORD
I'll put you on the way.

They start: when they reach the threshold they make compliments to give way to the presedency of the pass.

FALSTAFF
First you.

FORD
First you.

FALSTAFF
No, I'm in my house.
withdrawing a little
Pass.

FORD
withdrawing
Please ...

FALSTAFF
It's late. The appointment presses.

FORD
Do not make compliments ...

FALSTAFF
Ebben; let's go together.