Faust – Royal Opera House 2018-19


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LIVE: Tuesday 30 April 2019, [7.45pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 5 May 2019, [3pm] CET

Approximate running time: 3 hours 45 minutes, including one interval.

Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s paris in David Mcvicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera.

There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.


Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Director: David McVicar
Conductor: Dan Ettinger

Faust: Michael Fabiano
Méphistophélès: Erwin Schrott
Marguerite: Diana Damrau

Sung in French with English subtitles

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