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Sir David McVicar's grand production sets Gounod's opera in the decadence and debauchery of 1870s Paris.

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Show: Faust
Company: Opera Australia
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Faust

Date: 20 Jan 2020

What would you give up your soul for?

Faust intends to win his heart’s desires, even if it costs him his soul.

The charming Méphistophélès offers him a salacious journey through life’s pleasures. Faust bargains away eternity and dives right in. But as the lives around him start to unravel, the devil, it seems, is in the detail.

This grand production sets the opera in the decadence and debauchery of 1870s Paris. Cathedral columns tower behind a crumbling proscenium arch, where Faust’s terrible pact plays out in all its sinister splendour.

Faust is grand opera at its very best, with a hefty dose of theatricality from renowned director, Sir David McVicar.

Lorenzo Passerini conducts Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Méphistophélès), Ivan Magrì (Faust) and Irina Lungu is the woman he loves, Marguerite. Michael Honeyman is her brother, Valentin.

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