• Released
  • December 14, 2013
  • 3 hr 20 min
  • Concert/Special Events
    Music/Performing Arts

Critics Say


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By nmcr3
Written December 16, 2013
This production was awesome! The attention to detail in the staging was outstanding...loved the turkey which was roasted when removed. The cast was well chosen, but it was Amborogio Maestri's voice and comedic interpretation of Falstaff that carried the production.
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By babrombert
Written December 15, 2013
How fortunate we are to have Opera in HD, especially when a superb new production can be seen at a fraction of the cost and effort of going to the Met. This is the most ingenious, visually interesting, and brilliantly performed Falstaff I have seen (and I have seen a few!). Even novices to opera can enjoy this.
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Splendidly human!

By jvan56
Written December 15, 2013
A wonderfully creative production for an adult audience, splendidly sung and acted by an exceptional cast, portraying all too human beings, warts and all. My first viewing of Falstaff, I truly enjoyed it.
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Metropolitan Opera: Falstaff

By TheAssistOrg
Written December 18, 2013
Fantastical wonderful way to be "at the Opera" with many, many surprises I would never see if I went to the Metro Opera itself instead at my local Movie place. Seeing the major singers talking about themselves and the opera of the day, PLUS seeing how complete changes on the stage is done so quickly with professionals without much if any changes and no talking. Incredible! I look for the the next one available.
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Not so great..!

By nikolatr
Written December 15, 2013
Mostly elating laughs in elderly population due to old fashioned style.. In general, good but ntg. special... and the main actor plus several actors were obese and ugly. Rate: 6/10.
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