The vanity of Falstaff

The vanity of Falstaff
#Opera

Giuseppe Verdi's famous opera buffa with a libretto by Arrigo Boito arrives in Paris at the Opéra Bastille in 7 performances. The tragic figure of Falstaff is the protagonist of the story. A vain man who challenges the gossips at the Windsor court, convinced that despite his belly and age, he will be able to seduce them. Only then - after having dared to send the same love letter to two girlfriends - he is persecuted by the revenge of the two women who will hunt him down to trap him and make him regret his misdeeds. Inspired by William Shakespeare's drama The Wives of Windsor (and partly also by another historical drama, Henry IV), the last opera composed by Verdi is a bittersweet moral where "the whole world is a farce".

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