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Act 2 of Verdi's Opera
'FALSTAFF' from the Festspielhaus,
The Vienna Philharmonic
Conductor, ARTURO TOSCANINI
(Act 3 will be broadcast at 9.20 tonight in the Regional programme)
Act 2 of Verdi's Falstaff consists of two scenes. Scene 1 is a room in the Garter Inn, where Falstaff, drinking deeply, soliloquizes on his gifts as a lady-killer and a diplomat. Mistress Quickly brings Falstaff a message from Mistress Ford bidding him to a rendezvous. Ford himself comes next and, under an assumed name, learns from Falstaff all that he wished to know. The next scene is the famous one of the linen basket, in which Falstaff is put and eventually gets emptied into the river, to everyone's delight.
Act 3, which is being broadcast in the Regional programme, also consists of two scenes. Scene 1 is outside the Garter Inn. Falstaff is beguiled into agreeing to meet the fair Alice once more, this time at the Oak of Herne the Hunter, in Windsor Park. When he is gone, the whole plot of make-believe fairies and sprites is hatched, which is to complete his discomfiture. The second scene takes place in the Forest of Windsor, where everything falls out as the conspirators had devised, except that Nanetta (the librettist's name for Shakespeare's Ann Page) is wedded to her chosen lover, Fenton, instead of to the husband approved by her father. That gives Falstaff a chance to laugh in his turn at Ford, and the opera comes to an end with a fugue on the theme that life is nothing but a great joke.
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