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OPERA broadcast LIVE from the Royal Opera House
Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera.
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 Diana Damrau as his beloved Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as the diabolical Méphistophélès. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic 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 recognisable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.
Tickets: Full £22 Adult concessions £20 19-30 £16 18 & under £12.50
Running time: 3 hrs 45 mins (inc one interval)
Doors open: 6.15pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.
Food: Complement your opera experience with a selection of homemade food, prepared especially for us. Choose from a meat or vegetarian option, pre-ordered to ensure your food will ready for you at the interval.