- Directed by:
- David McVicar
- Charles Edwards
- Dan Ettinger
- Royal Opera Chorus
- Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
- Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
- Release Date:
- United Kingdom
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OPERA IN FIVE ACTS
LIVE IN CINEMAS TUESDAY 30 APRIL 2019, 6.45PM
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.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS 45 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL. SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES.