The Met: Live in HD - Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff


Media Advisory

1 p.m.* (encore) and 6 p.m. (encore)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Image: FalstaffWho: Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff presented by The Met: Live in HD

Verdi's brilliant final masterpiece "Falstaff" has its first new Met production in nearly 50 years, conducted by James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen. Ambrogio Maestri sings the iconic basso buffo role of Sir John Falstaff, the boorish, blustery character originally seen in Shakespeare's "Henry IV" and "Merry Wives of Windsor." Angela Meade is Alice Ford, one of many objects of Falstaff's affection, and Stephanie Blythe is the sharp-tongued Mistress Quickly in a cast that also includes Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta, Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg Page, Paolo Fanale in his Met debut as Fenton, and Franco Vassallo as Ford. Moffly Media is the media sponsor for the Quick Center's presentation of The Met: Live in HD.

What: The Met: Live in HD is a series of high definition opera transmissions of The Metropolitan Opera's new season direct from Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. With strategically placed cameras in front of, around and behind The Metropolitan Opera House stage, The Met: Live in HD transmissions give Quick Center audiences a state-of-the art opera experience and better-than-front-row-seat visibility.

When: 1 p.m. (encore) and 6 p.m. (encore), Tuesday, December 17, 2013;
*12:15 p.m. -
Free pre-broadcast talk in the Wien Experimental Theatre with Orin Grossman, Fairfield University professor emeritus.

Where: Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield, CT

Tickets: $25, $20 seniors, $10 children/students. The Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396).

Location: The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on December 10, 2013