Journal of the San Juan Islands


It’s Falstaff: The Opera, live in HD

December 25, 2013 · Updated 1:56 PM

It’s Falstaff: The Opera / Contributed photo

A musical production starring William Shakespeare’s beloved Falstaff is next up in the ongoing series of San Juan Community Theatre’s Live at the MET, in HD, Sunday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m.

An undisputed master of Falstaff, Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s opera for the first time at the Met since 2005.

Robert Carsen’s production—the first new Met Falstaff since 1964—is set in the English countryside in the mid-20th century. Ambrogio Maestri (last season’s Dulcamara in the Opening Night production of L’Elisir d’Amore) sings the title role of the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble that includes Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa, and Franco Vassallo.

Falstaff is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; and De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam.

Tickets: $20 adults ($18 SJCT members), $10 students. For more info, 378-3210, www.sjctheatre.org.

San Juan Community Theatre’s partnership with The Met: Live in HD was made possible by a generous bequest by the late Dodie Gann, a longtime supporter of local performing arts.


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