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Opéra des Nations


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.

New production

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
Choreographer Giuseppe Bucci
Faust John Osborn
Méphistophélès Adam Palka
Marguerite Ruzan Mantashyan
Valentin Jean-François Lapointe 
Wagner Shea Owens
Siebel Samantha Hankey
Marthe Marina Viotti
Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
Director Alan Woodbridge
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande  

Conference about the work


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Feb 2018
Thursday 1 |  7:30 pm
Saturday 3 |  7:30 pm
Monday 5 |  7:30 pm
Wednesday 7 |  7:30 pm
Friday 9 |  7:30 pm
Monday 12 |  7:30 pm
Wednesday 14 |  7:30 pm
Sunday 18 |  3 pm

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