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Baritone Ambrogio Maestri stars as the larger-than-life title character of Verdi’s comic masterwork Falstaff, leading an extraordinary ensemble that also features soprano Angela Meade as Alice, mezzo-sopranos Stephanie Blythe as Mistress Quickly and Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg, and baritone Franco Vasallo as Ford. Soprano Lisette Oropesa and tenor Paolo Fanale are the young lovers Nannetta and Fenton, rounding out the cast in Robert Carsen’s lively, 1950s-inspired staging. Composer: Giuseppe Verdi; Librettist: Arrigo Boito. Original performance date: December 14, 2013. Running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes.

Rain Date: September 15

Be sure to also join us on the Plaza August 14 at 8:30 pm for "L'Elisir d'Amore".

A scene from Verdi's "Falstaff" with Ambrogio Maestri (standing center) in the title role. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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