Lyric Opera of Chicago
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.
Marguerite (3/3 – 3/18)
Ana María Martínez
Christian Van Horn†