The highly successful Season VII of opera, Live in HD by The Metropolitan Opera
in New York, which launched exclusively at Cinema Nouveau and select Ster-
Kinekor theatres in November 2013, runs through to June this year.
Until 30 January, the third opera of the season is director Robert Carsen’s
acclaimed new production of Verdi’s Falstaff, conducted by music director James
Levine. Ambrogio Meastri sings the title role of Sir John Falstaff, opposite an
impressive ensemble cast.
Other cast members include Angela Meade as Alice Ford, who is one of the many
objects of Falstaff’s affection. Stephanie Blythe is Mistress Quickly, Lisette
Oropesa is Nannetta, Jennifer Johnson Cano is Meg Page, Paolo Fanale makes
his Met debut as Fenton and Franco Vassallo is Ford.
The first new Met Falstaff since 1964, the production’s running time is two hours
and 50 minutes.
Falstaff screens at Gateway Nouveau in Durban; V&A Waterfront, Somerset Mall
and Blue Rote Mall in Cape Town; Garden Route Mall in George; Rosebank
Nouveau and Bedford Centre in Johannesburg; and at Brooklyn Nouveau,
Visit www.cinemanouveau.co.za to book tickets and for more information, or call
Ticketline on 082 16789 (VAS rates apply).