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THE ROYAL OPERA

FAUST

OPERA IN FIVE ACTS


MUSIC CHARLES-FRANÇOIS GOUNOD

DIRECTOR DAVID MCVICAR

CONDUCTOR DAN ETTINGER

FAUST MICHAEL FABIANO

MÉPHISTOPHÉLÈS ERWIN SCHROTT

MARGUERITE DIANA DAMRAU


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.


APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME:

3 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING

ONE INTERVAL | SUNG IN FRENCH

WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES


PG-16 advised

(Contains enactments of sexual violence and drug misuse)

When and where?

Nebula Micro Theatre

Runs from Sun 02 Jun 2019 at 2:00 PM

Organiser details

Nebula Productions

011 425 2371