GP at The Met: Falstaff

Falstaff in Photos: A Feast for the Eyes

Opera director Robert Carsen’s production of Falstaff is a special one you won’t want to miss, with vivid costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel and a setting in 1950s England that winks at the eras of Shakespeare and Verdi. Colors pop in the Formica kitchen, pomp reigns in chandelier-lighted and oak-paneled rooms and mystery envelops dreamlike scenes […]

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 […]

GP at The Met: Falstaff

About the Performance

Verdi’s brilliant final masterpiece Falstaff, in its first new Metropolitan Opera production in 50 years — and conducted by Met Music Director James Levine in his first Great Performances at the Met in nearly two years — airs Sunday, April 13 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air […]