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Falstaff(ii)locked

  • Roger Parker

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Commedia lirica in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to a libretto by arrigo Boito after william Shakespeare ’s plays The Merry Wives of Windsor and King Henry IV; Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 9 February 1893.

Verdi talked intermittently of writing a comic opera during the latter part of his career, but never found a libretto to his taste until, some two years after the success of ...

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