Photograph: Catherine Ashmore
Ambrogio Maestri in Falstaff
Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center) , Upper West Side Saturday January 11 2014 20:00

The term autumnal seems permanently affixed to Verdi's final opera, but then how else can you describe this deeply humane, genuinely funny and quietly innovative Shakespearean romp from the composer's ninth decade? Ambrogio Maestri plays the title role in a new Robert Carsen production, joined by a gaggle of lively colleagues (Lisette Oropesa, Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe and Jennifer Johnson Cano) and buoyed by James Levine on the podium.

Venue name: Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center)
Address: Columbus Ave between Broadway and W 62nd St
New York

Transport: Subway: 1 to 66th St–Lincoln Ctr
Price: $30–$460
Event website: http://metoperafamily.org