Please be advised that the following information refers to a production from the Met's 2013-14
season. Explore our 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Season to view the current repertory.
Falstaff—New Production Gala
Approximate running time 2 hrs. 50 min.
An undisputed master of Verdi's final comic masterpiece, James Levine conducts Robert Carsen's acclaimed production, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964. Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble cast.
"When it comes to theatrical flair, captivating costumes, stage antics and imagination, there are not many Broadway shows to rival the Met's new Falstaff. (New York Times)
"A splendid cast is headed by the powerhouse Italian baritone Ambrogio Maestri, who simply owns the role of Falstaff... He makes Falstaff a charming rapscallion and sings with consummate Italianate style." (New York Times)
"With the splendid Ambrogio Maestri singing the knightly knave and the incomparable James Levine in the pit, [Falstaff] is an evening of pure delight... The musical richness of Verdi's last great masterpiece and Shakespeare's farce come joyfully alive... A holiday gift any opera lover should not wait to open." (Huffington Post)
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.
Production a gift of
the Betsy and Ed Cohen / Areté Foundation Fund for New Productions & Revivals,
and Harry and Misook Doolittle
Additional funding from The Gilbert S. Kahn & John J. Noffo Kahn Foundation,
and Mr. and Mrs. William R. Miller
View information about the gala celebration
Performance Dates/Tickets and Info
All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.