Live in HD date: April 1, 2023
Production: Robert Carsen
Set Designer: Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designers: Robert Carsen and Peter Van Praet
Daniele Rustioni (Conductor); Hera Hyesang Park (Nannetta); Ailyn Pérez (Alice Ford); MarieNicole Lemieux (Mistress Quickly); Jennifer Johnson Cano (Meg Page); Bogdan Volkov (Fenton); Michael Volle (Falstaff); Christopher Maltman (Ford)
Verdi’s Shakespearean comedy features a brilliant ensemble cast in Robert Carsen’s celebrated staging. 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 performances in the production’s 2019 run are soprano Ailyn Pérez as Alice Ford, soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg Page, and mezzo-soprano Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Mistress Quickly. Soprano Hera Hyesang Park and tenor Bogdan Volkov are the young couple Nannetta and Fenton, and Daniele Rustioni conducts.