(Verdi: Falstaff). Mez. One of the ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ whom Falstaff proposes to seduce with the intention of getting his hands on their husbands’ money. She and Alice Ford are good friends and compare the letters they have received from the Fat Knight. Together with Mistress Quickly they hatch a plan to teach him a lesson. Her husband does not appear in the opera. Created (1893) by Virginia Guerrini.