Catalogue No: 8558158
Shop Product Code: 208845J
Opera Explained: VERDI - Falstaff (Smillie)
An Introduction to... VERDI Falstaff
Timson, David, reader
An Introduction to… VERDI Falstaff
Written by Thomson Smillie
Narrated by David Timson
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.
Write a Review. The best reviewer each month wins 20% off their next order!
There are currently no reviews for this product.