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Falstaff

Thomson Smillie

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Genres:

Music

Description:

Verdi’s Falstaff repays careful study with real pleasure. It is opera’s happiest irony that the great Italian master should cap a career – distinguished for its blood-and-thunder tragic masterpieces – with the greatest comic opera in the Italian repertory. The genius of Shakespeare is harnessed (in a miracle of compression) by master-librettist Boito to give the eighty-year-old Verdi a superb libretto, on which he lavished more wonderful tunes than most composers manage in a lifetime. Falstaff is the last great Italian comic opera and a worthy end to the tradition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Timson

Length:

1h 19m


Chapters

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02:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:03