Dutch National Opera presents 'Faust'

Concerts / Amsterdam
May 13-27 2014, Various

A:
Het Muziektheater, Waterlooplein 22, 1011 PG
Amsterdam
T:
+31 (0)20 551 8117
E:
info@operaballet.nl
W:
€: 15 - 140
(0)

The Dutch National Opera will be presenting Charles Gounod's Faust, a gripping story about a man who foolishly makes a pact with the Devil, at the Muziektheater in Amsterdam!

About Faust

The story of Faust focuses on the elderly Dr. Faust, a scholar who feels that his work has resulted in nothing but him missing out on a satisfying life and the vivid Marguerite, a young spinstress who gets tangled up in Faust's passions. 

The character Méphistophélès suddenly comes to Dr. Faust, proposing a deal in which Faust will become a handsome young man in exchange for his soul after his death.

Faust then seduces the beautiful Marguerite, who eventually bears his child. 

Abandonded by Faust, Marguerite exists as a social outcast.

After killing her and Faust's child, Marguerite prefers to put her faith in God instead of allowing Faust and the devilish Méphistophélès to help her.

Marguerite's choice of a righteous death subsequently allows her soul to enter heaven.
 

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marc minkowski
Photo by Marco Borggreve

Dutch National Opera Production

The opera is conducted by Marc Minkowski, who has long had an affinity for Gounod.

Teaming up with stage director Àlex Ollé, the two remain faithful to the work while intergrating more modern techniques and methods.

Featuring the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, the production will remind audiences of the brilliance of Gounod's music and the profound plot of Faust.

Notes

Performances will take place on May 13, 15, 18, 21, 23, 25, & 27.
Click here to see times and to buy tickets. 

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