Verdi: Falstaff Blu-ray
Verdi chose to adapt Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" as the basis for his final opera, and the Met's memorable 2013 production has been captured in this entry from "The Metropolitan Opera HD Live." Ambrogio Maestri captures the stage as the blustering knight whose connivings catch up with him; Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa, Franco Vassallo also star. James Levine conducts. 143 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.