FAUST by C. Gounod:
New Britain, Hartford, New London, Middletown

January 13, 2016 No Comments

Charles Gounod’s Faust draws upon the two act play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a literary classic based on the German legend of a man who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Gounod’s opera does not attempt to match the breadth of Goethe’s masterpiece, concentrating instead on Faust’s romantic encounter with Marguerite (Gretchen in Goethe’s drama) and the tragic results of their liaison.

Connecticut Lyric Opera’s new production, staged by Alan Mann, transports this timeless tale to present day Wall Street, and puts Faust in the role of a highly successful executive at a financial firm. The fully staged production is sung in French with projected English supertitles, and features the acclaimed CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra conducted by maestro Adrian Sylveen.

Creative Team:

Artistic & Musical Director – Adrian Sylveen
Stage Director – Alan Mann
Chorus Master – Dara Blackstone
Production Manager – Matthew Burry

Cast:

Faust – Daniel Juarez
Marguerite – Jurate Svedaite, Heather O’Connor
Méphistophélès – Andrew Potter
Valentin – Ryan Burns
Siébel – Joanna Dubiela, Allison Lindsay
Wagner – Hartley Horn
Marthe – Kerry Gotschall

Performances:

Friday, February 19, 7:30 p.m. – Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain >> Buy Tickets
Sunday, March 6, 6:30 p.m. – Infinity Hall, Hartford >> Buy Tickets
Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. – Palmer Auditorium, Conn. College, New London >> Buy Tickets
Sunday, April 3, 3:00 p.m. – MHS Performing Arts Center, Middletown >> Buy Tickets

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