GP at The Met: Falstaff

Love in the Kitchen in Act II

The freshly roasted turkey is hot, and so is the passion and comedy in this lovers’ kitchen scene from Act II of Falstaff. The Italian baritone Ambrogio Maestri is Sir John Falstaff and the American soprano Angela Meade is Alice Ford, one of many women who whets Falstaff’s appetite.

Watch Act II Kitchen Scene from Falstaff

Robert Carson’s production is staged as a 1950s sitcom and is conducted by James Levine on Great Performances at the Met, airing Sunday, April 13 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera Thursday, April 10 at 9 p.m.)