Not exactly....Credo en un dio crudel somehow makes Iago and his actions more credible. A similar sililoquy in the play might have worked, I don't know.

As for "Wives" (the play) Vs. "Falstaff" the opera...I don't know how to explain it but I have listend to the recording over and over, and watched at least one production on stage more than once including a couple of rehearsals....but I find the play a little tedious. The Hern's Oak scene, for instance, is just so much better in the opera...
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