There are many versions of the story of the man who trades his soul to the Devil in exchange 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—and the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris.
Please be advised ROH: Faust contains brief sexual violence, and drug misuse
Runtime is approximate and includes an intermission
This performance is prerecorded