An Introduction To-- Verdi
FalstaffStreaming Audiobook - 2004
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.
Publisher: [United States] : Naxos : Made available through hoopla, 2004.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 18 min.)) : digital.
Alternative Title: Verdi falstaff