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Aug. 07 2018

08/25/18 – Faust – 1PM

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Faust

COMPOSER: Charles Gounod

Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes with 2 intermissions
frontpage photo credit: Cory Weaver

Loosely based on Goethe’s epic drama, Gounod’s Faust is the epitome of French Grand Opera. The ageing scholar Faust signs a pact with the devil and regains his youth. But such deals can never end happily and the price Faust has to pay cannot be measured in gold. The score bursts with memorable music. Marguerite’s Jewel Song, the Soldiers’ Chorus, and the spectacular final trio — these and much more make Faust a sublime experience for all.

CAST:

Benjamin Bernheim*

Benjamin Bernheim*

Faust

Ailyn Pérez

Ailyn Pérez

Marguerite (3/3 – 3/18)

Ana María Martínez

Ana María Martínez

Marguerite (3/21)

Christian Van Horn†

Christian Van Horn†

Méphistophélès

Edward Parks*

Edward Parks*

Valentin

Emmanuel Villaume

Emmanuel Villaume

Conductor

Kevin Newbury

Kevin Newbury

Director

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