ROH Live | Faust

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£14.50 concession, £13 member

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Certificate: 12A
Length: 225 min + interval
Director: David McVicar, conducted by Dan Ettinger
Cast: Diana Damrau, Michael Fabiano, The Royal Opera Chorus, Erwin Schrott
Language: Sung in French with English Surtitles

Opera in five acts.

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.

Cast and running time subject to change.

There is an encore screening on Sun 5 May 2019 2pm Find out more