by Giuseppe Verdi
Sung in Italian with English Subtitles
An NCPA-The Metropolitan Opera (New York) Presentation
In a remarkable career spanning six decades, Giuseppe Verdi composed 28 operas, at least half of which are at the core of today’s repertoire. Falstaff was his final work for the stage. A comedy full of humour and genuine emotion, Verdi’s last opera is a splendid finale to an unparalleled career in the theatre. The story is an amalgamation of scenes from Shakespeare, primarily drawn from the comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor. It centres on the remarkable personality of Sir John Falstaff, one of literature’s most compelling characters. With a supremely well-crafted score, which has long commanded the respect even of Verdi’s critics, it is an astounding work and among the greatest operatic comedies of all time.
Conductor: Daniele Rustioni
Cast: Hera Hyesang Park, Ailyn Pérez, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Bogdan Volkov, Michael Volle & Christopher Maltman
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