Falstaff: Act 1, Scene 2 – the merry wives

Falstaff has sent duplicate love letters to Alice Ford and Meg Page.

Act 1, Scene 2 moves from The Garter Inn to the garden of Ford’s house. We’ll examine this scene through the ears and eyes of several composers and librettists – Salieri, Nicolai, Balfe, and, of course, (mostly) Verdi.

Text
Libretto Act 1

Music
Verdi: Falstaff, Act 1, Scene 2
Adrianne Pieczonka – Verdi: Falstaff / Act 1 – “Alice” – “Meg” – “Nannetta”
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Score
Act 1

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