Faust

Charles Gounod

 

Melbourne Opera is delighted to present a new production of Gounod’s beloved "Faust", an audience favourite since its premiere in 1859.Packed with a string of the best loved arias and ensembles in French opera (Marguerite’s Jewel Song, Valentin’s "Even Bravest Hearts", Faust’s "Salut Demeure" and the rousing Soldier’s chorus, "Faust" is above all a great vocal showcase. Once again Melbourne Opera has assembled a superb cast: David Rogers-Smith as Faust, Steven Gallop as Mephistopheles (a role he has performed to great acclaim in Europe and the US), Danielle Calder as Marguerite and Phillip Calcagno as Valentin, all supported by the outstanding Melbourne Opera Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Greg Hocking.

 

The fascinating tale of Faust’s pact with the devil will be performed in English, and the new production is directed by Hugh Halliday, whose most recent production of "The Merry Widow" garnered rave reviews and packed houses.

 

Melbourne Opera presents this new production to commemorate the sesquicentenary of the birth of Dame Nellie Melba, one of the greatest Marguerites of all time.

 

Synopsis

CAST

Faust

 

 

Marguerite

 

 

Mephistopholes

 

 

Valentin

 

 

Siebel

 

 

Marthe

 

 

Wagner

David Rogers-Smith, Michael Lapina

 

Danielle Calder,

Lee Abrahmsen

 

Steven Gallop,
Eddie Muliaumaseali’i

 

Phillip Calcagno,

Yang Liu

 

Belinda Paterson, Casselle Bonollo

 

Caroline Vercoe, Cecily Woodberry

 

Stephen Brodie

CHORUS

Sopranos

Cheryl Darvidis

Debra O’Connor

Giuliana D’Áppio

Jodie De Bono

Kathy Hatton

Sue Halls

Sue Robertson

Tenors

Antonio Cirocco

Craig De Bono

David Woodberry

Paul Dernelley

Richard Wilson

Te Ua Houkamau

Timothy Jacques

Tony Rainer

Mezzos

Cecily Woodberry

Kylie Payman

Louisa Billeter

Maree Macmillan

Wendy Trent

Baritones

Michael Carr

Mark Henderson

Robert van Keulen

Basses

Bernie Nolan

Dick Dowling

John Davies

Roland Seidl

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