Run Time: 3 hrs, 45 mins
Sung in French with English subtitles.
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.
Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as
his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as
the diabolical Méphistophélès.
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 |
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