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Falstaff – Live in HD (Blu-ray) – Met Opera

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Falstaff – Live in HD (Blu-ray) – Met Opera

Music Director James Levine conducts Robert Carsen’s hit staging of Verdi’s great human comedy. Ambrogio Maestri is an ideal Falstaff, leading an 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.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Release Date: 10/9/15
Conductor: James Levine
Angela Meade
Lisette Oropesa
Stephanie Blythe
Franco Vassallo
Ambrogio Maestri
Orchestra:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Label: Decca

Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff

Verdi's final opera, and the third of his stage works to be based on a Shakespeare play, premiered at Milan’s La Scala in 1893, a triumphal success for the almost 80-year-old composer. Baritone Victor Maurel, who sang the title role, reprised his performance in the opera’s U.S. premiere at the Met two years later. In the 2013–14 season, Music Director James Levine conducts a new production directed by Robert Carsen, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964.

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