Royal Opera Live: FAUST

Release Date

Tue 30th April

Rating

12A

Run Time

225

Showtimes for Cinemac, Macclesfield :

Tue 30th April

18:45

Synopsis

Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar's spectacular production of Gounod's best-loved opera.


Music: Charles-Francois Gounod Director: David McVicar Conductor: Dan Ettinger


Faust: Michael Fabiano Mephistopheles: Erwin Schrott Marguerite: Diana Damrau


There are many versions of the story of Faust, whotrades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod's opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Mephistopheles. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle - the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes sevral of popular opera's most recognisable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.


Approximate running time: 3 hours 45 minutes including one interval


Sung in French with English surtitles