There are many versions of the story of Faust, who trades his soul with the Devil for youth and power, but Gounod’s opera remains one of the most constantly enthralling. Michael Fabiano stars as Faust, with Irina Lungu as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and anecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. Above all, the music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus
Diana Damrau has withdrawn from singing the role of Marguerite in Faust on Tuesday 30th April.The role will now be sung in all performances by Irina Lungu.
The cinema broadcast of Faust starts at 6.45pm and lasts three hours and 30 minutes including one interval. There is an encore screening on Tuesday 7th May at 1pm
The opera will be sung in French with English subtitles.
Tuesday May 7th 1pm Recorded Encore