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from Act III, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Arrigo Boito

Role: Fenton, one of Nannetta's suitors
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: Windsor Park, Windsor, England, early 15th century
Synopsis: While in costume as Oberon, Fenton sings of his love for Nannetta in a sonnet.
Range: Tessitura:
F3 - G#/Ab4G#/Ab3 - F#/Gb4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Sounds:
none
Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Tenor Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Recordings:
none
from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Arrigo Boito

Role: Ford, a wealthy man, married to Alice Ford
Voice Part: baritone       Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: Inside the Garter Inn, Windsor, England, early 15th century
Synopsis: Ford has been alerted to Falstaff's plan to seduce his wife. He dresses in disguise and offers Falstaff money to help him seduce his own wife (although Falstaff doesn't know this because Ford is in disguise!). When Falstaff tells him that he has already "made the acquaintance" of the lady and leaves him there, Ford becomes angry and worries about the possibility of his wife betraying their marriage vows and actually giving in to Falstaff's advances.
Range: Tessitura:
A#/Bb2 - G4C3 - D#/Eb4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1997-09-29)
Sounds:
none
Sheet Music/Scores:
Anthology of Italian Opera - Baritone. Published by Ricordi. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Recordings:
none
from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Arrigo Boito

Role: Sir John Falstaff, a fat knight
Voice Part: baritone       Fach: heavy bass
Setting: Inside the Garter Inn, Windsor, England, early 15th century
Synopsis: After the shiftless Bardolph and Pistol surprisingly refuse to help Falstaff trick Mistress Ford and Mistress Page out of their money because of their "honor", Falstaff lectures them of the meaningless of "honor". Honor, he says, is nothing but a word. It means nothing after life is over and cannot heal broken bones or wounds. He finally chases the two of them out of the inn.
Range: Tessitura:
G#/Ab2 - G4D3 - E4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1997-09-29)
Sounds:
none
Sheet Music/Scores:
none
Recordings:
none
from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Arrigo Boito

Role: Sir John Falstaff, a fat knight
Voice Part: baritone       Fach: heavy bass
Setting: Ford's house, Windsor, England, early 15th century
Synopsis: While attempting to seduce Mistress Ford, Falstaff tells about his youth when he was thin and handsome and the page of the Duke of Norfolk.
Range: Tessitura:
D#/Eb3 - F#/Gb4E3 - E4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1997-09-29)
Sounds:
none
Sheet Music/Scores:
none
Recordings:
none
from Act III, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Arrigo Boito

Role: Nannetta, the Fords daughter
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: soubrette
Setting: Windsor Park, Windsor, England, early 15th century
Synopsis: Nannetta, disguised as the Fairy Queen, calls the fairies out of their hiding places and commands them to dance.
Range: Tessitura:
D#/Eb4 - A5E4 - F5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Sounds:
none
Sheet Music/Scores:
Larsen, Robert. Arias for Soprano. Published by G. Schirmer. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Verdi, Giuseppe. Favorite Soprano Arias. Published by Ricordi. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Recordings:
none
from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Arrigo Boito

Role: Sir John Falstaff, a fat knight
Voice Part: baritone       Fach: heavy bass
Setting: Inside the Garter Inn, Windsor, England, early 15th century
Synopsis: When Dame Quickly tells Falstaff that both Mistress Page and Mistress Ford are in love with him, he rejoices with self-satisfaction.
Range: Tessitura:
C#/Db3 - D#/Eb4C#/Db3 - C4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1997-09-29)
Sounds:
none
Sheet Music/Scores:
none
Recordings:
none
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