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Faust: Paris Opera

Paris, Opéra Bastille — Main Auditorium

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About the Event

An outstanding cast offers one one of the most cherished opera of the french Repertoire in this production by Tobias Kratzer at the Paris Opera.

The emblem of French opera, one of its greatest successes and, at the same time, in a way, its memory. Gounod recalled having the book by Goethe by his side throughout his youth, even in the gardens of the Villa Medici where he was a boarder. Twenty years later, Carvalho finally agreed to commission Gounod and he had good reason to: Faust brought prosperous times to the Théâtre‐Lyrique and then to the Opéra. From there, the work became celebrated throughout the world and the Metropolitan in New York chose it for its inaugural opening evening on 22 October 1883.

Few works have been so loved and respected as this Faust… And indeed, the work, more faithful than we might imagine to Goethe, inspired in Gounod a youthful, turbulent lyricism, pleasures and unforgettable trepidation.

Performed in French with subtitles


  • Charles Gounod – Faust
Program is subject to change

Cast / Production

Music: Charles Gounod
Libretto: Jules Barbier & Michel Carré
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Director: Tobias Kratzer
Set design: Rainer Sellmaier
Costume design: Rainer Sellmaier
Lighting design: Michael Bauer
Video: Manuel Braun
Chorus master: Alessandro Di Stefano

Faust: Pene Patti
Méphistophélès: Alex Esposito (Sept 26th — Oct 5th), John Relyea (Oct 8th — Oct 18th)
Valentin: Florian Sempey
Wagner: Amin Ahangaran
Marguerite: Amina Edris
Siébel: Marina Viotti
Dame Marthe: Sylvie Brunet‑Grupposo


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