july, 2020

17jul(jul 17)7:00 pm30(jul 30)7:00 pmFaust - Our House to your House Series

Faust

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Gounod’s masterpiece is given the grandest of Royal Opera stagings in David McVicar’s richly layered production. It is set in Second Empire Paris and draws parallels between the conflicted natures of Faust and Gounod, both of them torn between religious faith and a keen eye for the ladies. This atmospheric interpretation has become a much-loved part of The Royal Opera repertory, theatrically exuberant in its spectacular sets, costumes and extensive dance. The gloriously tuneful score includes such famous numbers as Marguerite’s flamboyant Jewel Song, Faust’s impassioned serenade ‘Salut! demeure, chaste et pure’ and the rousing Soldiers’ Chorus.

Gounod’s Faust (1859) was one of the world’s most popular operas from the 1860s to World War II, and remains a core repertory work. The story, adapted by Gounod’s librettists Jules Barbier and Michel Carré from Carré’s play Faust et Marguerite, is based on Part I of Goethe’s epic poem Faust, which was a major inspiration for many composers during the 19th century and beyond.

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17 (Friday) 7:00 pm - 30 (Thursday) 7:00 pm

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