Faust - Teatro La Fenice



composed by Charles Gounod | libretto Jules Barbier e Michel Carré
La Fenice Opera House

Gounod’s Faust (1859) was among the world’s most performed operas from the 1860s to World War II, and still remains a core repertory work. The story, adapted by Gounod’s librettists Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, is based on Part I of Goethe’s epic poem Faust, which was a major inspiration for many composers. Popular highlights are, among others, the waltz “Ainsi que la brise légère” and the drinking chorus “Vin ou bière” in Act II; the cavatina “Salut! Demeure chaste et pure” for Faust (III), and, for Marguerite, the Ballad of the King of Thule and The Jewels’ Aria, also in Act III. When Faust was premiered at the Paris Opéra in 1869, Gounod added a ballet to Act V, featuring an unbridled party of witches and devils on the Brocken Mountain.

La Fenice in co-produzione with Teatro Comunale di Bologna

The performance lasts about 3 hours and 10 minutes including one interval


La Fenice Orchestra & Choir
Conductor Frédéric Chaslin
Chorus Master Alfonso Caiani
Director Joan Anton Rechi
Sets Sebastian Ellrich
Costumes Gabriela Salaverri
light designer Alberto Rodriguez Vega


Doctor Faust Ivan Ayon Rivas
Méphistophélès Alex Esposito
Valentin Armando Noguera
Marguerite Carmela Remigio
Wagner William Corrò
Siébel Paola Gardina
Marthe Schwertlein Julie Mellor

Italian and English surtitles

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