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.
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 50 min. In Italian, with English subtitles.
There will be a pre-opera discussion from 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. hosted by Ken Cazan, Chair of Vocal Performing Arts and Opera and Resident Stage Director for the USC Thornton School of Music.
Check-In & Reservations
This screening is presented free of charge and is open to all. The theater will be OVERBOOKED to ensure capacity and the RSVP list will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no reserved seating. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will be automatically sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Check-in will begin at approximately 11:30 A.M.