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So che se andiam la notte

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

Voice(s):

Baritone

Act:

1.02b

Previous scene: Sei polli sei scellini
Next scene: Lo ingrandiro

Falstaff: 'So che se andiam la notte' ('I know that as we crawl nightly...') – 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
alzandosi
Sei la mia distruzione!
Spendo ogni sette giorni dieci ghinee!
Beone!
So che se andiam, la notte,
di taverna in taverna,
Quel tuo naso ardentissimo
mi serve da lanterna!
Ma quel risparmio d'olio
tu lo consumi in vino.
con flemma
Son trent'anni che abbevero
quel fungo porporino!
Costi troppo.
a Pistola, poi all'Oste che sarà rimasto ed esce
E tu pure. Oste! un'altra bottiglia.
rivolto ancora a Bardolfo e a Pistola
Mi struggete le carni!
Se Falstaff s'assottiglia
Non è più lui, nessuno più l'ama;
in quest'addome
C'è un migliaio di lingue
che annunciano il mio nome!

PISTOLA
acclamando
Falstaff  immenso!

BARDOLFO
come sopra
Enorme Falstaff!

English Libretto or Translation:

FALSTAFF
getting up
You're my destruction!
I spend ten guineas every seven days!
Beone!
I know that if we go, at night,
from tavern to tavern,
That very fiery nose
serves me as a lantern!
But that oil saving
you consume it in wine.
with phlegm
Thirty years that I had
that purple mushroom!
Costs too much.
a Pistola, then the Oste that will be left and go
And you too. Host! another bottle.
still turned to Bardolfo and to Pistol
I torment the meats!
If Falstaff gets thinner
It's no longer him, nobody loves him anymore;
in this abdomen
There are a thousand languages
that announce my name!

PISTOLA
acclaiming
immense Falstaff!

BARDOLFO
as above
Enorme Falstaff!



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