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Baritone Ambrogio Maestri brings his larger-than-life portrayal of the title role back for the first time since his Met role debut in the 2013–14 season. Richard Farnes conducts Robert Carsen’s insightful production—which moves the action to postwar England in the 1950s—featuring an exceptional cast including soprano Ailyn Pérez as Alice Ford and soprano Golda Schultz as Nannetta.
In a remarkable career spanning six decades, Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) composed 28 operas, at least half of which are at the core of today’s repertoire. Falstaff was his final work for the stage. The remarkable librettist Arrigo Boito (1842–1918) was also a composer (his opera Mefistofele, based on Goethe’s Faust,premiered in 1868), as well as a journalist and critic.
PRODUCTION: Robert Carsen