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The Metropolitan Opera's Falstaff, Saturday at 1pm on WFSQ-FM 91.5 and WFSL-FM 90.7

The Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Falstaff

An undisputed master of Verdi's final comic masterpiece, James Levine conducts Robert Carsen's acclaimed production, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964.  Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble cast.

"When it comes to theatrical flair, captivating costumes, stage antics and imagination, there are not many Broadway shows to rival the Met's new Falstaff. (New York Times)

"A splendid cast is headed by the powerhouse Italian baritone Ambrogio Maestri, who simply owns the role of Falstaff... He makes Falstaff a charming rapscallion and sings with consummate Italianate style." (New York Times)

"With the splendid Ambrogio Maestri singing the knightly knave and the incomparable James Levine in the pit, [Falstaff] is an evening of pure delight... The musical richness of Verdi's last great masterpiece and Shakespeare's farce come joyfully alive... A holiday gift any opera lover should not wait to open." (Huffington Post)

Falstaff is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam.

Saturday at 1pm on 91.5/90.7