• Released
  • December 18, 2013
  • 3 hr 20 min
  • Concert/Special Events
    Music/Performing Arts
The Metropolitan Opera: Falstaff Encore Synopsis
A fat old knight tries to seduce two married women.

Movie Reviews

Good til the third act

By docphyll
How could a designer, director, and lighting team do so well in acts 1 & 2 and so poorly in act 3. BAD lighting, bad movement, lack of creativiity re use of large group with horns. Could have used...

Falstaff encore

By reneewatkins5
The first two acts were incredibly well paced and well sung and beautifully choreographed. I felt after I saw the second half that this was muddy in conception, of no great inspiration. I also...

Falstaff Encore

By conradbp1
The theater had the sound up too high. The level should be similar to what one hears in the house. When I attend a Metropolitan Opera performance, it is not painfully loud. A good way to gauge the...


By mozart1
One of the best productions the Met has done in many years. The cast was superb.The setting was amazing. Although I am not a fan of updating, this one workd perfectly. Fleming was the perfect host...

Metropolitan Opera Falstaff

By sares57
This was the first time I experienced an Opera on a screen. Actually seeing expressions, behind screen interviews and staging were an added pleasure to my experience. It was so much better than I...


By gaffrig
This was a very good production of Puccini's Falstaff. The music was wonderful and the voices were divine. My only problem with the production was the setting. It just didn't work for me set in the...

better than an anti depressant

By gailweller
This opera has it all..wonderful music that is fresh to the ear, a stellar cast capable of singing at the highest level and acting comedically as well, combined with funny situations, hilarious...

Falstaff Encore

By natasha011
Brilliant production! The voices are divine! The staging is innovative. The acting is fantastic. Loved everything. It was good to see James Levine back too....

Metropolitan Opera Falstaff

By jacksonbryce
This is a fantastic production of Verdi's last, and only comic opera, an extremely innovative and pioneering work written in his 80th year! There's marvelous singing, acting, playing, sets,...

Falstaff - Metropolitan Opera Encore

By dhmbowen
A fantastic production of Verdi's last opera, written when he was 80! The cast is uniformly excellent from top to bottom, and the ensembles are full of vivacity and fun. This is one of those operas...