Faust - Teatro La Fenice



Charles Gounod
La Fenice Opera House
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.



Conductor Frédéric Chaslin
Director, sets & costumes Joan Anton Rechi
Light designer Fabio Barettin

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

La Fenice Orchestra and Choir
Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti

Giulia Mostacchi
Gianluca D’Aniello

Director assistant Tamara Heimbrock

English surtitles
La Fenice production

The performance lasts about 3 hours 5 minutes, including one interval

Convert your Fenicex2 Opera code for this show at the Teatro La Fenice box office, at the Vela Venezia Unica box offices or by phone calling (+39) 041 2722699

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