Falstaff Encore at the Metropolitan Opera

Falstaff - Metropolitan Opera - US and Canada Encore


U.S. Encore: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm local time
Canada Encores: Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm ET
Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm local time
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm local time

An undisputed master of Verdi's final comic masterpiece, James Levine conducts Robert Carsen's acclaimed production, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964. Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble cast.

Lisette Oropesa in Falstaff at the Metropolitan Opera

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David Salazar from the The Latinos Post recently interviewed me for the upcoming Falstaff at the Metropolitan Opera. We recapped some highlights from the year and discussed some things that I am looking forward to. It was really nice to sit down with him again. Hope you guys enjoy this interview!

"I have heard him [James Levine] say on numerous occasions that he believes this is Verdi's true masterpiece," she stated. "He loves the score so much. I have seen him kiss and caress [the actual score]."

Ms. Oropesa modeling a mask for her role in the Met’s “Falstaff.” Credit: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

What Becomes a Diva Most?


The New York Times posted this wonderful article about the costumes for the upcoming Falstaff at The Metropolitan Opera

Elise Aragon, a draper, knelt at the soprano’s feet with pins cupped in her hand. Ms. Oropesa fluffed the veil with her hands and allowed the diaphanous material to settle like a mist around her face. By way of experiment, she took a few deep breaths and declared herself satisfied. “I’ve had to sing with way worse stuff on my face,” she said.