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

Critics Say


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By fwhitehouse
Written December 15, 2013
Great opera and wonderful cast including all main line singers. Verdi's music fit the comedy. It was an operatic farce of the first order. Similar to The Barber...; Marriage of Figaro; and on the stage, "the Italian Straw Hat." A couple of the women singers were a bit hefty, but their voices were wonderful.
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Metropolitan Opera production of Falstaff

By lyricfanfran
Written December 22, 2013
Falstaff is one of my favorite operas! I enjoyed Ambrogi Maestri in the title role; the staging was a bit strange, but in the opera world, it is not unusual to find a director who wants to make a name for himself try to use controversial staging to make his statement. Nothing could alter the beauty of the musical score, the singers were very good, and the orchestra sounded wonderful under the direction of Maestro Levine. I would recommend it to anyone who loves opera to check this out.
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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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By danielleadamscmp
Written August 21, 2014
HD Live from the Metropolitan Opera. FABULOUS! love being able to watch a live performance of an opera right here in Jensen Beach Florida. The next best thing to being there. I look forward to more of the seasons HD Live performances at the Treasure Coast Theatre in Jensen Beach. Thank you.
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By Dot329
Written December 16, 2013
This production of Falsyaff is absolutely wonderful. ...the singing, the staging, the whole production was beautiful. .....it was great to see James :Levine work his magic.
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