Sir John in Love

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Sir John in Love. Opera in 4 acts by Vaughan Williams to his own lib. based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor (1600–1), with interpolations from other Elizabethan dramatists. Comp. 1924–8. Score quotes several folk-songs, incl. Greensleeves, which is sung by Mrs. Ford in Act III. Prod. London (RCM) 1929, NY (Columbia Univ.) 1949, London (SW) 1946. See also In Windsor Forest.

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