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600 Block Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1

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Vancouver Opera - Faust

Closed May 5, 2019

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

Why See Vancouver Opera - Faust?

Classical & Opera

New production

Having cleaved to his books for almost a lifetime, the aged scholar Faust is given the chance to relive his youth, The price? Well, that's up to the devious Mephistopheles to decide. Presented by the Vancouver Opera in a new to town production, discover anew Charles Gounod's richly textured tale of greed and temptation in all its sensational glory.

First performed in Paris in 1859, Faust is a powerhouse grand opera, told in 5 parts and based upon Goethe's book. The idea of a Faustian pact has been passed down through the decades, based on the unlucky deal with the devil made by the titular character.

Enter, Mephistopheles

Once the bargain is stuck, Doctor Faust finds himself a handsome young gentleman once again, ready to experience the hedonism and seduction he feels he has missed out on. As bait, Mephistopheles places the innocent Marguerite in his way. Once debauched by the infernal pair, she must find a way to deliver herself from temptation and save her soul...

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Dates

Opening night: 27 April 2019

Audience

Sung in French with English Surtitles

Run time

Three hours and 15 minutes with 2 intermissions

What you thought

1 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

5.0 star rating

Catherine Sperling Dreyer: “Faust, Vancouver Opera”

The set is so sparse and magnifies the exquisite performances. Simone Osborne's... more

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