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Faust

Opéra Bastille - from 12 March to 21 April 2021

Sales open on 24 November 2020 at 12h00

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Faust

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Opera Charles Gounod

Sales open on 24 November 2020 at 12h00

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Opéra Bastille - from 12 March to 21 April 2021

3h40 with 2 intervals

Language : French

Surtitle : French / English

About

In few words:

I want a treasure, which contains them all! I want youth! Frustrated by the futile quest for knowledge, the erudite old Faust sells his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal youth and the beautiful Marguerite… Reworking the legend which Goethe popularised, Gounod focuses on the love story and elevates the significance of Marguerite’s fall and ultimate salvation. His decision to lighten the philosophical scope of the narrative allowed him to balance scenes where the supernatural called for something visually spectacular with a parallel microcosm governed by inner actions and feelings. Gounod’s score is a tour de force of melodic invention whose vocal composition reveals the composer’s skill at conveying sincere and immediate emotion.

For his Paris Opera debut, German director Tobias Kratzer reflects on contemporary society’s obsession for eternal youth. With its sophisticated scenography, his production oscillates between hyperrealism and magic, the world of today and the eerie atmosphere of German romanticism.   

  • Opening
  • First part 50 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Second part 50 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Third part 80 mn
  • End

Performances

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Advantages

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Whether you’re a member of Arop or not, the friends of the Opera can reserve seats for you on all performance dates, including those not yet open for sale and those announced as sold out.

Partners

Faust will be video recorded with the support of the Fondation Orange, sponsors of the audiovisual broadcastings at the Paris Opera. With the help of Fra cinéma, this performance will be live-streaming from March 25th in France and Europe, in UGC movie theatres (at the occasion of the season Viva l’Opéra!), in the CGR and independent movie theatres, and worldwide at a later stage.

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