Music: CHARLES-FRANÇOIS GOUNOD
Year: 2019Duration: 3hr 50minLanguage: Sung in French with English subtitles
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Please note that this is a recorded screening of the opera production, and not a live performance
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE 2018/19
LIVE CINEMA SEASON
THE ROYAL OPERA
[Opera in Five acts, with one intermission]
Approx. run time: 3hrs 50mins
includes Pre-show and Intermission interviews
Hick-kicking cabaret, breath-taking ballet, sublime singing and Parisian passion - director David McVicar’s theatrical production will captivate audiences with its beautiful sets and costumes, and a stunning cast including American tenor Michael Fabiano as Faust, Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott as the devil Méphistophélès and German soprano Diana Damrau as Faust’s beloved Marguerite. Faust is the French composer Charles-François Gounod’s greatest masterpiece and a favourite with opera audiences worldwide.
The opera tells the tale of the disillusioned philosopher Faust who loses faith in God and summons Satan to help him. The devil Méphistophélès appears and offers to make a bargain with Faust: he will give him youth and the young Marguerite’s love if Faust hands over his soul. Faust agrees, seduces Marguerite – but then abandons her, with disastrous consequences. Gounod’s superb score includes some devilish songs for Méphistophélès, Marguerite’s ecstatic ‘Jewel Song’ and a thrilling ballet in Act V.
Read more about the production HERE