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Author(s): Thomson Smillie Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Release date: 2004-12-01
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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 masterlibrettist Boito to give the eighty-year-old Verdi a wonderful libretto, on which he lavished more superb tunes than most composers manage in a lifetime. Falstaff is the last great Italian comic opera and a worthy end to the tradition.

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Series: Naxos AudioBooks

Type: mp3

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Series: Naxos AudioBooks

Type: mp3

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