New Production Faust
By Charles Gounod
- Language - Sung in French with projected English translations
- Running Time - 3 hours, 40 minutes with 2 intermissions
Who doesn’t long to be young again? It happens for the aging philosopher Faust — he sells his soul to the devil and, in exchange, is transformed into a dashing young man. He falls in love with the innocent Marguerite, with disastrous consequences. Gounod’s masterpiece has been one of the world’s most popular operas for more than 150 years. You’ll know why when you hear the score, which simply bursts with memorable music. Marguerite’s Jewel Song, the Soldiers’ Chorus, the spectacular final trio — these and much more make Faust a sublime experience for young and old alike.
by Charles Gounod
Warner Classics recording — Studer, Leech, Van Dam, Hampson, cond. Rizzi. Courtesy of Warner Classics.
“O Dieu! que de bijoux!”
The aging scholar Faust believes he has wasted his life and longs to be young again. In a deal with Mephistopheles, Faust sells his soul to the devil and in return is transformed into a handsome young man. When he falls in love with the beautiful young Marguerite, he soon finds that having all that you desire comes with a price.
Go inside this production of Faust with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete plot synopsis, artist bios, and more.
Meet The Artists
Marguerite (3/3 - 3/18)
Ana María Martínez
Christian Van Horn†
Set & Costume Designer
David Adam Moore*
* Lyric Opera debut
† Ryan Opera Center alumni
‡ Current Member, Ryan Opera Center
HENRY M. AND GILDA R. BUCHBINDER
STEFAN EDLIS AND GAEL NEESON
ETHEL AND WILLIAM GOFEN
HARRIS FAMILY FOUNDATION