Falstaff doubly duped

Act 2, Scene 1 returns to The Garter Inn where Falstaff is visited in quick succession by Mistress Quickly and a certain Signor Fontana (Ford in disguise).

The fast tempi continue with Verdi clearly delighting in the challenge of matching in music the mercurial wit and sheer verbal brilliance of Boito’s libretto.

Libretto Act 2, Scene 1

Verdi: Falstaff, Act 2, Scene 1
Larissa Diadkova – Verdi: Falstaff / Act 2 – “Siam pentiti e contriti” – “Reverenza!”
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Act 2

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