Robert Carsen's new production of Verdi's Falstaff, conducted by Music Director James Levine, opened to rave reviews on December 6. Check out these images from the performance.

  • Ambrogio Maestri as Sir John Falstaff

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  • Falstaff has written identical love letters to two wealthy wives—Alice Ford and Meg Page. From left: Angela Meade as Alice, Stephanie Blythe as Mistress Quickly, Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta, and Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg

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  • Keith Jameson as Bardolfo and Franco Vassallo as Ford, Alice's husband

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  • A scene from Act I

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  • Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta and Paolo Fanale as Fenton

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  • Falstaff (Ambrogio Maestri) receives visits from Mistress Quickly (Stephanie Blythe)...

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  • ...and Ford (Franco Vassallo), disguised as “Mr. Fontana.”

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  • The merry wives of Windsor

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  • Alice (Angela Meade) receives Falstaff (Ambrogio Maestri) in her kitchen.

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  • As the jealous Ford approaches, Falstaff hides in a laundry basket.

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  • A scene from Act II

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  • Ambrogio Maestri as Falstaff

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  • Paolo Fanale as Fenton and Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta

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  • A scene from Act III

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  • Falstaff is being mocked by the “fairies” at night in Windsor Park

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  • In the opera’s final scene, Falstaff leads the ensemble in declaring that the world is nothing but a joke.

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  • Ambrogio Maestri as Falstaff

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