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

Critics Say


For Parents



By nmcr3
Written December 25, 2014
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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The Metropolitan Opera: Falstaff

By judyptarmigan
Written March 05, 2015
What I like about comic opera is the contrast between the fabulous voices and the situation comedy action. I thought the ending was weak - mere chorus music. But I particularly liked the interviews with the opera stars during the interval. Definitely worth going to.
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By iwreym
Written December 17, 2014
What a great way to experience the Metropolitan Opera! Singing was superb as always--plot was wonderful--subtitles captured the essence. If you are an opera fan, want to experience the experience and ambiance of being at the Metropolitan this is the way to do 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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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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