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Fausto

A semi-seria opera in four acts by Louise Bertin, from Goethe, first staged at the Théâtre-Italien (Salle Favart) in Paris on 7 March 1831.
Opera
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Presented last season at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, this opera was composed for the Théâtre-Italien in Paris by Louise Bertin a few months after Berlioz’s Huit Scènes de Faust. Almost unnoticed at the time of its premiere (despite very favourable reviews) and never revived, the work richly deserves its second chance today.

Dates

Sat 27 January 2024
19.00
Aalto-Musiktheater, Essen
Sun 4 February 2024
16.30
Aalto-Musiktheater, Essen
Thu 8 February 2024
19.30
Aalto-Musiktheater, Essen
Fri 23 February 2024
19.30
Aalto-Musiktheater, Essen
Sat 9 March 2024
19.00
Aalto-Musiktheater, Essen
Sun 17 March 2024
18.00
Aalto-Musiktheater, Essen
Sat 6 April 2024
19.00
Aalto-Musiktheater, Essen
Wed 24 April 2024
19.30
Aalto-Musiktheater, Essen
Sat 11 May 2024
18.00
Aalto-Musiktheater, Essen

Performers

ESSENER PHILHARMONIKER
CHŒUR DE L’AALTO-MUSIKTHEATER ESSEN
Andreas Spering conductor

Tatjana GĂĽrbaca staging
Marc Weeger sets
Silke Willrett costumes
Stefan Bolliger lights
Klaas-Jan de Groot choreography
Patricia Knebel drammaturgy

Fausto Mirko Roschkowski
Margarita Jessica Muirhead
Mefistofele Andrei Nicoara
Valentino George Vîrban
Catarina Nataliia Kukhar
Una strega / Marta Natalija Radosavljevic
Wagner / Un banditore Baurshan Anderzhanov
Coproduction Aalto-Musiktheater Essen / Palazzetto Bru Zane
Score published by the Palazzetto Bru Zane
Bru Zane Mediabase
Digital resources for French Romantic music
Louise Bertin