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Faust
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Some forthcoming performances at the Sydney Opera House:

Faust

Sir David McVicar’s grand production of Gounod's Faust  for Opera Australia sets the opera in the composer’s own time: the decadence and debauchery of 1870s Paris. Between towering cathedral columns and the crumbling proscenium arch of the theatre, Faust’s terrible pact plays out in all of its sinister splendour.

Faust is grand opera at its very best, with a hefty dose of theatricality and wit from a director renowned for his nuanced productions. French maestro Guillaume Tourniaire leads an exciting cast. Saimir Pirgu sings the title role with the impossibly young Kazakh soprano, Maria Mudryak, as Marguerite. Teddy Tahu Rhodes is dazzling as Méphistophélès.

7pm 10th, 14th, 20th, 26th & 29th February, 6th & 11th March; 12.30pm 22nd February 2010



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