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Opera - Falstaff

Salieri: Falstaff

The Classical Shop
release date: February 1998

Originally recorded in 1997

Artists:

Orchestra Guido Cantelli of Milan


Alberto Veronesi


Romano Franceshetto

baritone - Sir John Falstaff

Fernando Ciuffo

bass - Mr Slender

Filippo Bettoschi

bass - Bardolf

Natalia Valli

soprano - Betty

Lee Myeounghee

soprano - Mistress Alice Ford

Chiara Calli

soprano - Mistress Slender

Giuliano de Filippo

tenor - Mr Ford

The Madrigalists of Milan



Venue:

Centro Asteria Studio of Milan



Producer:

Raffaella Quadri


Michael Siberich

(& Engineer)

Engineer:

Peter Golser

(Assistant)

Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Opera




Total Time - 142:03
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Opera - Falstaff

   
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ANTONIO SALIERI

   
 

Falstaff

142:07  
  Comic opera in three acts  
  Libretto by Carlo prospers Defranceschi  
   
  Overture  
1 Allegro di controdanza 4:14
  ACT I  
  Scene 1  
2 Introduction (Falstaff, Mrs Ford, Mrs Slender, Slender, Guests) 3:17
  Falstaff and Guests - ''Viva il comune amico''  
3 Falstaff - ''Sia pur l'ultimo bicchiere'' 2:54
4 Mistress Ford - ''Ma già l'alba s'avvicina'' 1:59
  Scene 2  
5 Bardolf - ''Vedete che capriccio. . .'' 0:49
6 Accompanied recitative 5:00
  Bardolf - ''Non reggo più dal sonno. . .'' -  
  Scene 3  
  Bardolf - ''Mangiar da principe. . .'' -  
7 Duet (Falstaff, Bardolf) 2:24
  Falstaff - ''Con molta degnazione''  
8 Falstaff - ''Da scrivere. . .'' 3:20
  Scene 4  
9 Bardolf - ''Li porto o non li porto?. . .'' 0:44
  Scene 5  
10 Cavatina 3:18
  Ford - ''Vicino a rivedre'' -  
  Ford - ''Di dubitar di lei non ho motivo. . .''  
  Scene 6  
11 Mistress Slender - ''Oh, tinozzo ambulante!. . .'' 0:45
12 Aria 2:02
  Mistress Slender - ''Vendetta, sì vendetta''  
13 Mistress Slender - ''Comare, in questo punto. . .'' 0:50
14 Duet - (Mistress Ford, Mistress Slender) 1:13
  Mistress Slender - ''La stessa, la stessissima''  
15 Mistress Slender - ''Ma parlando serio. . .'' 0:52
  Scene 7  
16 Slender - ''Ho capito, ma spero che non sarà poi vero. . .'' 1:26
  Scene 8  
17 Quartet (Mistress Ford, Mistress Slender, Ford, Slender) 5:00
  Mistress Ford - ''Oh, quanto voglíam ridere''  
  Scene 9  
18 Ford - ''Eh! Mia moglie, compare. . .'' 0:55
19 Aria 3:19
  Slender - ''Venga, venga pure il cavaliere''  
  Scene 10  
20 Falstaff - ''A un uom della mia sorte. . .'' 0:57
  Scene 11  
21 Mistress Ford - ''Guten morgen, mein Herr. . .'' 1:42
22 Aria 3:14
  Mistress Ford - ''Oh, die Männer kenn ich schon''  
  Scene 12  
23 Falstaff - ''E che ti par, Falstaff?. . .'' 3:56
24 Aria 3:20
  Falstaff - ''Nell'impero di Cupido''  
25 Accompanied recitative 5:22
  Ford - ''Ah, vile! Ah seduttore!. . .'' -  
  Aria  
  Ford - ''Or degli affanni i palpito''  
  Scene 13  
26 Mistress Ford - ''Restate là vicini. . .'' 2:06
  Scene 14  
27 Finale (beginning) 7:45
  Falstaff - ''Bricconcella, alfin t'ho colta''  
   
  Scene 14 (continued)  
28 Finale (conclusion) 8:27
  Ford - ''Sì. Son geloso a torto''  
  Act II (first part)  
  Scene I  
29 Betty - ''Sentite pure. . .'' 0:49
30 Trio (Betty, Mistress Ford, Mistress Slender) 2:47
  Betty - ''Nell'acqua il buzzone'' -  
  Mistress Ford - ''Questa a buon conto. . .''  
  Scene 2  
31 Falstaff - ''EhiQ Bardolfo! A chi dico? . .'' - 2:22
  Scene 3  
  Falstaff - ''Corpo di Satanasso!. . .'' -  
  Scene 4  
  Falstaff - ''E preparato?. . .''  
32 Duet (Betty, Falstaff) 0:59
  Betty - ''Ah, Signore, se sapesse''  
33 Betty - Si degni almen di legger qusto foglio. . .'' 0:40
34 Trio (Betty, Falstaff, Bardolf) 3:27
  Falstaff - ''Si mi vedeste il core''  
  Scene 5  
35 Falstaff - ''E il nostro Signor Broch. . .'' - 0:59
  Scene 6  
  Bardolf - ''Il Signor Broch vi attende. . .''  
  Scene 7  
36 Ford - ''Se un pranzo non vi basta. . .'' 1:22
37 Accompanied recitative 1:13
  Ford - ''Che sento!. . . E quando ei venne. . .'' -  
  Ford - ''Che sento!. . . E quando ei venne. . .'' -  
  Falstaff - ''Or dunque quella bestia. . .''  
38 Cavatina (Falstaff, Ford) 1:29
  Falstaff - ''Nella stanza in un cantone'' -  
  Falstaff - ''Or, quando fui nel cesto. . .''  
39 Cavatina 0:42
  Falstaff - ''Io, sotto titolo di roba sudicia'' -  
40 Ford - ''Signor, son penetrato del più vivo dolor. . .'' 1:20
  Scene 8  
41 Accompanied recitative 2:24
  Falstaff - ''Stelle sogno o son desto?. . .'' -  
  Aria  
  Falstaff - ''Furie che mi agitate'' -  
  Scene 9  
  Mistress Ford - ''Presto Betty, che torna già l'amico. . .''  
42 Duet - (Mistress Ford, Falstaff) 2:48
  Mistress Ford - ''Su, mio core, a gioir ti prepara!''  
  Scene 10  
43 Falstaff - ''Ma siam sicuri?. . .'' 1:03
  Scene 11  
  Mistress Slender - ''Ehi, comare presto!. . .'' -  
  Duettino (Mistress Ford, Falstaff)  
  Mistress Ford - ''Pre carità, celatevi''  
44 Mistress Slender - ''Siete sola?. . .'' 1:38
45 Trio (Mistress Ford, Mistress Slender, Falstaff) 1:04
  Falstaff - ''Primo ancor che Mastro venga''  
46 Fastaff - ''Ma dunque, care amiche?. . .'' - 2:40
  Scene 12  
  Mistress Ford - ''Ha, ha! Sarebbe bella se così travestito. . .''  
  Scene 13  
47 Accompanied recitative 0:34
  Ford - ''Ecco, amici! Ah! Ribaldo!. . .''  
48 Ensemble (Betty, Mistress Ford, Mistress Slender, Ford, Slender, Friends) 2:52
  Mrs Ford - ''Che vedo! Oh, me infelice!''  
49 Ford - ''Orben, colui che cerco. . .'' 1:44
50 Duet (Mistress Ford, Mistress Slender) 0:50
  Tutti - ''Benedetto quel bastone''  
  Scene 14  
51 Aria 1:35
  Falstaff - ''Sorte pettegola, meco la vuoi''  
  Scene 15  
52 Falstaff - ''Se in Londra si sapessero le mie delusioni. . .'' 0:57
53 Aria 1:37
  Ford - ''La sua fede sì gradita''  
54 Arietta 0:56
  Falstaff - ''Sorte pettegola, meco la vuoi'' -  
  Ford - ''Chi dite mai?. . .'' -  
  Arietta  
  Falstaff - ''Sorte pettegola, meco la vuoi''  
  Scene 16  
55 Falstaff - ''Che dici?. . .'' 1:08
56 Falstaff - ''Consolatevi amico. . .'' 1:03
  (Second part)  
  Scene 17  
57 Aria (Slender, Echo) 2:54
  Slender - ''Reca in amor la gelosia'' -  
  Slender - ''Zitto: vien ualchedun. . .''  
58 Finale (Mistress Ford, Mistress Slender, Falstaff, Ford, Slender, Spirits) 7:25
  Slender - ''Siete già qui''  
59 Mistress Ford - ''Fate verdi, turchine e bianche e nere'' 7:32
   
 Romano Franceshetto baritone - Sir John Falstaff
 Lee Myeounghee soprano - Mistress Alice Ford
 Giuliano de Filippo tenor - Mr Ford
 Chiara Calli soprano - Mistress Slender
 Fernando Ciuffo bass - Mr Slender
 Filippo Bettoschi bass - Bardolf
 Natalia Valli soprano - Betty
   
 Alberto Veronesi
   
  25-31 August 1997  
   


Though of uneven quality, there is no doubt that the best of Salieri’s music really was very good indeed. He was extraordinarily popular in the course of his lifetime. That his works fell into neglect soon after his death is due to several factors: unfavourable comparisons with Mozart, variable libretti, a need to write hastily for the Nationaltheater, and the gradual change in fashion - all these contributed to his works’ decline. In recent years, ironically helped by the film Amadeus, interest in his music has been fuelled, and has led to a revival of his best works, of which Falstaff is one.

Premiered in 1799, Falstaff is one of the earliest operas to be based on a Shakespeare play. The Merry Wives of Windsor. Excellently adapted by Salieri’s librettist Carlo Prospers Defranceschi, Falstaff dispenses with some of the complicated sub-plots, and concentrates on Falstaff and the two couples - the Fords and the Slenders. With very witty dialogue and music of exhilarating impetus (the Penguin Complete Guide describes the pace of the drama as ’fast and furious’!), the work cannot fail to make an impact. Though belonging firmly to the eighteenth-century tradition, there is much subtle nuance in characterisation making it rewarding for both listner and audience alike.

"...Alberto Veronesi conducts a well-matched group of fine singers and instrumentalists with verve, and Romano Franceschetto neatly bends his supple baritone to the title role ..." ****

Dan Davis - Pulse (USA) - 1 July 1998


"... With the Guido Cantelli orchstra of Milan both mellow and scintillating, Romano Franceschetto (Flastaff) shows welcome agility as a buffo baritone, singing with relish, making even his letter-writing scene a moment to savour. None of the other soloists particularly stands out, but together they form a quicksilver comic ensemble, fully responsive to the effervescent score. The recorded sound is ample and rich."

James Camner - Opera News (USA) - 1 July 1998


"... a charming piece, full of attractive if short-breathed tunes, and it emerges fresh and sparkling from this performance ... the recording is direct and well balanced ..."

Peter Branscombe - Hi-Fi News and Record Review - August 1998


"... conductor Alberto Veronesi proves a lively exponent of this worthwhile late classical score."

Opera Now - July/August 1998


"...Alberto Veronesi has assembled a cast of flexible Italian or Italian-trained voices and this is an idiomatic performance and a highly professional recording ..."

Robbins Landon - BBC Music Magazine - June 1998


"...Romano Franceshetto an engaging Falstaff, Lee Myounghee a thrilling ... Alice ... The Cantelli Orchestra is a stunning ensemble and the playing is fabulous."

The Sunday Times - 15 March 1998


"...The playing of the young Orchestra Guido Cantelli is fine, and the momentum generated by Alberto Veronesi compelling..."

SP - The Guardian - 20 March 1998




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