Otto Nicolai: The Merry Wives Of Windsor (Vocal Score) - Nicolai, Otto (Composer) View larger

Nicolai, Otto - The Merry Wives Of Windsor / Die Lustige Weiber von Windsor (Vocal Score)



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Otto Nicolai became one of the few "one-hit wonders" among classical composers. Although some of his operas had success during his lifetime, it is really only his final opera, The Merry Wives of Windsor, that has become a repertory item, but with its storyline, wit and an abundance of memorable tunes it is not difficult to understand why. It was a rousing success from its first performance on March 9, 1849, and the bubbly overture is still especially popular.

The drama takes place in three acts, to a libretto by Hermann von Mosenthal, the English version being by Josef Blatt.



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