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.