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Falstaff

Synopsis
Television production of Falstaff with Ambrogio Maestri in the title role. Directed by Gary Olverson for television and Robert Carsen for stage. The Metropolitan Opera and Chorus is conducted by James Levine. Hosted by Rene Fleming. Other features: Rene Fleming backstage with pre-curtain introduction. Intermission features: Flemimg interviews with Meade, Blythe, Cano and Oropesa. Fleming interview with Maestri and wife including pasta tasting. Gelb pre-taped interview with Levine and Carsen. Fleming interview with Property Master James Blumenfeld. Fleming funding pitch and promo for remaining HD season.
Series
Metropolitan Opera: Live in Hd; Great Performances at the Met
Language
Italian (Standard)
Country
United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
13 Apr 2013 at 12:00 (Channel: PBS)
Duration
200 mins

Credits

Director
Gary Halvorson; Robert Carsen
Writer
Arrigo Boito
Music
Giuseppe Verdi
Production Design
Paul Steinberg
Costume
Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Contributor
Renée Fleming
Cast
Ambrogio MaestriSir John Falstaff
Jennifer Johnson CanoMistress Margaret Page
Angela MeadeMistress Alice Ford
Stephanie BlytheMistress Quickly
Franco VassalloFrank Ford
Carlo BosiDoctor Caius
Christian Van HornPistol
Finale. PaoloFenton
Keith JamesonBardolph
Lisette OropesaNannetta (Anne Page)

Additional Details

Theatre
Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY
Theatre company
Metropolitan Opera
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Historical period
1950s
Plays
Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Subjects
Drama; Music; Shakespeare
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Streamed from the PBS website but not available in the UK.
History
Falstaff was originally seen live in cinemas on December 14, 2013 The Met: Live in HD series,

Production Company

Name

Metropolitan Opera Association

Name

Thirteen/WNET

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