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Production Team

Production: Robert Carsen
Set Designer: Paul Steinberg
Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designers: Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet


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.


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)

“What a perfect night. The new production of Verdi’s last work is a delight from the first glimpse of Falstaff waking up after a drunken party to the final scene of the gallant knight standing atop a banquet table ready for another meal… Maestri brings both comedy and a strange majesty to the role. A part so easily played for laughs is given a deeper dimension.” (Bloomberg News)

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.