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Scènes du Faust de Goethe
25 February > 3 March 2018
Opera Concerts
Victoria Hall

Szenen aus Goethes Faust

Scenes from Goethe's Faust

Oratorio in one overture and three parts by Robert Schumann
Libretto based on Goethes's Faust. First performed in 1862.

Concert version
Coproduction with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Sung in German
Duration: approx. 2:30 (with one intermission)

La date du 1er mars 2018 à 20h rentre dans le cadre de la programmation de la saison 17-18 de l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

This oratorio, which was nearly 10 years in the making, was a gift from Robert Schumann to his wife Clara. In it, he offers the world his luminous lyricism and his religious, philosophical and existential questions. He suggests the fight between good and evil, and presents a character in search of peace and serenity. It is a work to discover or rediscover, completing the portrait of Faust, celebrated this season.

Musical Director Ira Levin
   
Faust | Dr Marianus | Pater Seraphicus Markus Werba
Gretchen | Une pénitente Genia Kühmeier
Mephistophélès | L'Esprit Malin Albert Dohmen
Ariel | Pater Ecstaticus |
Ange accompli | Ténor solo 
Bernard Richter
Marthe | Le Souci | Magna Peccatrix | Soprano 1 & solo Bernarda Bobro
Le Manque | Mulier Samaritana | Mater Gloriosa | Soprano 2 & solo Katija Dragojevich
La Faute | Maria Aegyptiaca | Alto 1 & solo  Nadine Weissmann
Pater profundus | Ange accompli | Basse solo  Sami Luttinen
Soprano 3 solo  Fosca Aquaro*
Soprano 4 solo  Cristiana Presutti*
La Misère  Mi Young Kim*
Ténor 1 solo  Nauzet Valerón*
Ténor 2 solo  Jaime Caicompai*
*member of the Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus  
   
Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
Director: Alan Woodbridge
 
Maîtrise du Conservatoire populaire de musique,
danse et théâtre

Directors: Magali Dami et Fruzsina Szuromi
 
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande  

 

 

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Feb 2018
Sunday 25 |  7:30 pm
Tuesday 27 |  7:30 pm
Mar 2018
Thursday 1 |  8 pm
Saturday 3 |  7:30 pm