Dutch National Opera presents 'Faust'Concerts / Amsterdam
May 13-27 2014, Various
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.
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.
› Performances will take place on May 13, 15, 18, 21, 23, 25, & 27.
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