Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 January 2014 (with encore screenings)
Conductor: James Levine
Production: Robert Carsen
Cast: Ambrogio Maestri (Sir John Falstaff), Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa, Franco Vassallo
Approx running time: 3 hours 20 minutes incl. intermission
An undisputed master of Falstaff, Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s opera for the first time at the Met since 2005. Robert Carsen’s production—the first new Met Falstaff since 1964—is set in the English countryside in the mid-20th century. Ambrogio Maestri (last season’s Dulcamara in the Opening Night production of L’Elisir d’Amore) sings the title role of the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble that includes Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa, and Franco Vassallo.
Falstaff is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam.