MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

An Overshadowed Merry Wives Comes to Juilliard

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The Merry Wives of Windsor at The Juilliard School (photo by Richard Termine)

By a strange coincidence, the swan songs of two 19th-century composers, Giuseppe Verdi and Otto Nicolai, are dazzling comic operas that are based on the same play: Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, which was first registered in 1602. ..

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