Opera

    Faust

    Charles Gounod

            
     

    Libretto: Jules Barbier and Michel Carre after the play Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    First Performance: Theatre Lyrique, Paris, March 19, 1859
    First Peformance at the Israeli Opera: June 12, 1990
    First Peformance of this production at the Israeli Opera: February 9, 2010

    Conductor           Omer M. Wellber 
    Yishai Steckler 18.2, 19.2, 20.2, 21.2' 23.2, 26.2
    Director Paul-Emile Fourny
    Set Designer Poppi Ranchetti
    Costume Designer Veronique Bellone
    Lighting Designer Jacques Chatelet
    Choreographer Eleonora Gori

     

    Soloists          

       

    Faust Scott Piper  9.2, 11.2, 13.2, 17.2, 19.2, 21.2
    Andreas Scheidegger 12.2, 15.2, 18.2, 20.2, 23.2, 26.2
    Mefistofeles Paata Burchuladze 9.2, 11.2, 13.2, 15.2, 17.2, 19.2, 21.2, 23.2
    Vladimir Braun 12.2, 18.2, 20.2, 26.2
    Marguerite Noemi Nadelmann 9.2, 11.2, 13.2,17.2, 19.2, 21.2
    Ira Bertman 12.2, 15.2, 18.2, 20.2, 23.2,  26.2
    Valentin Domenico Balzani 9.2, 11.2, 13.2, 15.2, 17.2, 19.2, 21.2, 23.2, 26.2
    Olivier Grand 12.2, 18.2, 20.2
    Siebel Stella Grigorian  9.2, 11.2, 13.2, 15.2, 17.2, 19.2, 21.2, 23.2
    Shira Raz 12.2, 18.2, 20.2, 26.2
    Wagner Noah Briger
    Martha Shira Raz 9.2, 11.2, 13.2, 15.2, 17.2, 19.2, 21.2, 23.2
    Ayala Zimbler 12.2, 18.2, 20.2, 26.2


    The Israeli Opera Chorus

    Conductor: Yishai Steckler

    The Opera Orchestra - The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion

    Sung in French

    Surtitles in English and Hebrew
    Surtitles: Israel Ouval
      

    Length of performance: approx. three hours and 15 minutes

    The French version of the Dr. Faust myth in which an old scholar sells his soul to the devil in order to become young again, with Paata Burchuladze as the devil.

    Synopsis


    Dates

    Tues 9.2.10 (20:00), Thurs 11.2.10 (20:00), Fri 12.2.10 (13:00), Sat 13.2.10 (20:00),

    Mon 15.2.10 (20:00), Wed 17.2.10 (20:00), Thurs 18.2.10 (20:00), Fri 19.2.10 (13:00),

    Sat 20.2.10 (20:00), Sun 21.2.10 (20:00), Tues 23.2.10 (20:00), Fri 26.2.10 (13:00)

    Ticket Prices: 175/237/304/378/428 Nis
    *15 Nis more for Saturday night performances

    Towards Opening: Sat 6.2.10 (11:00)

    Ticket Price: 70 Nis

    Before the show back stage tours: Mon 15.2 (19:00), Wed 17.2 (19:00), 
                                                          
                                                          Sat 20.2 (19:00), Tues 23.2 (19:00)

    Ticket Price: 25 Nis

    Opera Talkback: Mon 15.2, Thu 18.2, Tues 23.2, Fri 26.2


    Reviews

    "Paata Burchuladze is the ultimate Devil! His performance as Mefistopheles sends shivers down your spine." (Das Opernglas)

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