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85 Star Starred
Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
140 West Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, MD 21201
410-900-1150
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Rutie

No question, Foust is so applicable to modernization. It has so many "current" themes: seduction resulting in ‎single motherhood, absent father, war, mental illness and breakdown, addiction (to love, to alcohol), religious ‎doubt, and more. So the...continued

reviewed Apr 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from 1987porsche944

This was spectacular! I knew the story of Faust but never saw the opera. Goldstar ticket was an excellent price and I got to sit in the front row, right in front of the orchestra! Hard to see the subtitles way up near the ceiling, but I didn't...continued

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Review from Herzfeld1

Tenor was excellent, and the supernumeraries were the best I've seen yet.

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by Charles Gounod

based on the novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sung in French with English surtitles

Gounod’s version of the age-old battle between good and evil is a treasure chest of glorious arias, gorgeous duets, and stirring choruses and ensembles. This production, especially designed to showcase the newly renovated theatre, will take place in contemporary times, giving the powerful story a new and vibrant immediacy.

Faust, jaded and lonely, has sold his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal youth. The innocent Marguerite becomes the pawn in this satanic deal, and she loses everything, including her sanity, as the plot unfolds. This production will offer a new dénouement to the story that will make you experience this opera as you never have before.

Starring: Stefania Dovhan (Marguerite), Bryan Hymel (Faust), Lee Poulis (Valentin), Kristopher Irmiter (Mephistopheles).

Featuring: The Concert Artists of Baltimore Orchestra conducted by James Meena. The production will be conceived and directed by Bernard Uzan in a co-production with Arizona Opera.

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