2-21 Feb. Falstaff by Verdi is conducted by Zubin Mehta and directed by Damiano Michieletto with Ambrogio Maestri in the main role.
The Italian director Michieletto was inspired by the idea that Verdi was building his home for retired musicians in Milan, La Casa di Risposo per Musicisti, at the same time as he was composing this last opera. Michieletto therefore reproduces the Casa Verdi, as it was then called, on stage. This production was first staged in Salzburg of 2013, also conducted by Mehta, and with Maestri in the part of Falstaff. This part of the programme celebrating Metha's 55-year association with La Scala. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, www.teatroallascala.org.