Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Dec. 14, 2013)
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Arrigo Boito
Levine; Meade, Oropesa, Blythe, Vassallo, Maestri
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 21 min.
Music Director James Levine conducts his first new Met production after a two-year absence: Robert Carsen’s hit staging of Verdi’s great human comedy. Ambrogio Maestri is an ideal Falstaff, leading an extraordinary ensemble cast of veteran and up-and-coming Met stars, including Angela Meade (Alice), Stephanie Blythe (Mistress Quickly), Franco Vasallo (Ford), and Jennifer Johnson Cano (Meg). Lisette Oropesa and Paolo Fanale are the young lovers, Nannetta and Fenton.