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Falstaff by Verdi @Metropolitan Opera, New York

February 22, 2019 - March 16, 2019

still from falstaff met opera - Falstaff by Verdi @Metropolitan Opera, New York

Baritone Ambrogio Maestri brings his larger-than-life portrayal of the title role back for the first time since his Met role debut in the 2013 – 14 season. Robert Carsen’s insightful production—which moves the action to postwar England in the 1950s—features an exceptional cast that includes soprano Ailyn Pérez as Alice Ford and soprano Golda Schultz as Nannetta.

A deeply human comedy full of humor and genuine emotion, Verdi’s last opera is a splendid finale to an unparalleled career in the theater. The story is an amalgamation of scenes from Shakespeare, primarily drawn from the comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor. It centers on the remarkable personality of Sir John Falstaff, one of literature’s most compelling characters. With a supremely well-crafted score, which has long commanded the respect even of Verdi’s critics, it is an astounding work and among the greatest operatic comedies of all time.

CONDUCTOR – Richard Farnes

NANNETTA – Golda Schultz

ALICE – Ailyn Pérez / Helena Dix

MISTRESS QUICKLY – Marie-Nicole Lemieux

MEG PAGE – Jennifer Johnson Cano

FENTON – Francesco Demuro

FALSTAFF – Ambrogio Maestri

FORD – Juan Jesús Rodríguez

 

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Start:
February 22, 2019
End:
March 16, 2019
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Venue

Metropolitan Opera, New York
30 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
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Website:
www.metopera.org