FALSTAFF (THE MET)
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8
Giuseppe Verdi Sung in Italian
NEW PRODUCTION Baritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance, in Verdi’s glorious Shakespearean comedy. Maestro Daniele Rustioni takes the podium on April 1 to oversee a brilliant ensemble cast that features sopranos Hera Hyesang Park, Ailyn Pérez, and Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano Marie-Nicole Lemieux, tenor Bogdan Volkov, and baritone Christopher Maltman.
This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.
Run time 2hrs 45mins, including one intermission.
A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.
Production gifts of the Betsy and Ed Cohen/Areté Foundation Fund for New Production & 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.
Production – Robert Carsen Set Designer – Paul Steinberg Costume Designer – Brigitte Reiffenstuel Lighting Designers – Robert Carsen and Peter Van Praet
(Photo by Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera)