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On 4 October, Mezzo broadcasts live from the Teatro Real the new production of Faust by Charles Gounod, the version of the German legend in a grand opera format, conducted by Dan EttingerPiotr Beczala performs the part of the protagonist - the figure of relentless ambition par excellence -, while Marina Rebeka sings the role of Marguerite, along with Luca Pisaroni as Méphistophélès and Stéphane Degout as Valentin. Àlex Ollé directs this captivating opera after his recent success of The Flying Dutchman in this theatre It will be the fourth time that La Fura dels Baus stages the Faustian legend.


Opera in five acts

Music by Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based upon the play Faust et Marguerite (1850) by  Michel Carré and the play of the same name (1808) by Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Premiered at the Théâtre Lyrique de Paris on 19 March 1859
Premiered at the Teatro Real on 18 January 1865
New production by the Teatro Real, in co-production with De Nationale Opera & Ballet of Amsterdam

Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

(Coro Intermezzo / Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid)

Performance Dates

  • 4 OCT (T) 22:00h
  • Place: Mezzo Live HD