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Faust is a man of middle age who has grown tired of life and yearns only for sensual pleasure and for his lost youth. He summons up Mephistopheles, who agrees to grant his desires - but at the price of his eternal soul. An innocent woman, Marguerite, falls victim to this diabolical pact when she is seduced by Faust: the result is her destruction. But whilst for Marguerite there is hope of redemption, for Faust there is none. New Production. Sung in French with English surtitles. Running time 4 hours.

Performers Roberto Alagna (Faust), Angela Gheorghiu (Marguerite), Bryn Terfel (Mephistopheles), Simon Keenlyside (Valentin), Sophie Koch (Siebel), Della Jones (Marthe), Matthew Rose (Wagner).
Music Gounod. Lyrics Lules Barbier. Lyrics Michel Carre (after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust). Producer Royal Opera. Producer Opera Monte Carlo. Corporate Sponsor Coutts and Co (2004). Director David McVicar. Design Charles Edwards. Costume Brigitte Reiffenstuel. Lighting Paule Constable. Choreographer Michael Keegan Dolan. Conductor Antonio Pappano.


Faust (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T978907213. Details of all Faust archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S713398292

Archive Listings

11 Jun 04
2 Jul 04
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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