The Merry Wives of Windsor

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, and then for the most part only in German-speaking countries. This tuneful and lighthearted overture is probably the only Nicolai music that most people have heard. It was difficult at first to find a stage that was willing to mount the opera, but following the premiere at the Hofoper in Berlin on ... more

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RecordingThe Merry Wives of Windsor - Act 1, Part 1 Overture
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RecordingThe Merry Wives of Windsor - Act 1, Part 1
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RecordingThe Merry Wives of Windsor - Act 1, Conclusion
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RecordingThe Merry Wives of Windsor - Act 2, Part 1
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RecordingThe Merry Wives of Windsor - Act 2, Conclusion
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RecordingThe Merry Wives of Windsor - Act 3, Part 1
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Recording The Merry Wives of Windsor - Act 3, Part 3
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The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor

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