Michael Volle & Ailyn Pérez Headline Verdi’s ‘Falstaff’ at Metropolitan Opera

By Francisco Salazar

Verdi’s final opera, “Falstaff,” is set to return for six performances between March 12 and April 1.

The production will star baritone Michael Volle in his first Verdi role at the Met and Ailyn Pérez in her acclaimed portrayal of Alice Ford. When she first sang the role at the Met, OperaWire said, “as Alice Ford, Ailyn Pérez put on one of her more nuanced performances at the Met.”

They are joined by mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg Page, contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Mistress Quickly, soprano Hera Hyesang Park as Nannetta, tenor Bogdan Volkov as Fenton, and baritone Christopher Maltman as Ford.

Maestro Daniele Rustioni conducts the acclaimed production by Robert Carsen.

“Falstaff” will be transmitted live to movie theaters around the globe as part of the Met’s Live in HD series on April 1. Additionally, the March 16, 23, and April 1 performances will be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera Radio on SiriusXM Channel 355. The April 1 performance will also be broadcast over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.