Opera in 5 acts by Charles Gounod
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré based on the legent and on Goethe's Faust. First performed at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris on 19 March 1859.
Sung in French with English and French surtitles
Duration: approx. 3:30 (with one intermission)
From 1838, Goethe’s Faust never left Gounoud’s side. The simple theme, as old as time itself, was based on a timeless legend, one that obsessed him from an early age. But above all, he was interested in Marguerite: a young, ambiguous, frivolous woman, seduced and abandoned, who commits infanticide. The work has lost its philosophical dimension, but retains a great deal of charm. It remains an icon of French opera.
|Musical Director||Michel Plasson|
|Stage Director & Lighting Designer||Georges Lavaudant|
|Artistic & dramturgic adviser||Jean-Romain Vesperini|
|Set and costumes Designer||Jean-Pierre Vergier|
|Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus |
Director Alan Woodbridge
|Orchestre de la Suisse Romande|
Conference about the work
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