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A deeply human comedy full of humor and genuine emotion, Falstaff is a splendid finale to Verdi’s 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 one of the world’s most accessible and beloved comedic operas.
Robert Carsen’s celebrated staging features a brilliant ensemble cast. Baritone Michael Volle sings his first Verdi role at the Met as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance. Reuniting after their acclaimed turns in the production’s 2019 run are soprano Ailyn Pérez as Alice Ford, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg Page, and contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Mistress Quickly. Soprano Hera Hyesang Park and tenor Bogdan Volkov are the young couple Nannetta and Fenton, and Maestro Daniele Rustioni conducts.
The production is sung in Italian and will be broadcast with English subtitles live from the Met stage, in HD, to the state-of-the-art Alice Silverman Theatre at the PAC. Run time is approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.
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