Irish National Opera presents: Faust
Irish National Opera presents Charles Gounod’s Faust at The Gaiety Theatre from 1 to 7 October as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2023.
A trade with the Devil. The aging Faust sells his soul for another lifetime in which to live and love. But the Devil’s spanner is in the works, and the Devil always wins. Marguerite, the focus of Faust’s intentions, is borne to heaven. Méphistophélès drags Faust to Hell.
Irish National Opera brings its incisive and imaginative style to Gounod’s greatest opera, Faust, one of the world’s most manipulative and hell-bent love stories. A pearl of the 19th-century French repertoire, Faust is from a time when the Opéra in Paris insisted on lavish, spectacular productions.
The exceptional cast includes riveting Irish soprano Jennifer Davis as Marguerite and prize-winning young American tenor Duke Kim in the title role. Two Irish mezzo-sopranos, Colette McGahon and Gemma Ní Bhriain, take the roles of Marguerite’s guardian Marthe Schwerlein and her admirer Siébel. Nicholas Brownlee is Méphistophélès, with Gyula Nagy as Marguerite’s brother Valentin and Mark Nathan as his friend Wagner.
Irish National Opera’s production of Gounod’s Faust, presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival, has four performances at the Gaiety Theatre between Sunday 1 and Saturday 7 October 2023.
Sunday 1 October, 5pm
Tuesday 3 October, 7pm
Thursday 5 October, 7pm
Saturday 7 October, 7pm
Tickets from €15. For further information, visit https://shorturl.at/MNT25
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