Joshua Hopkins as Valentin sings "Avant de quitter ces lieux" in WNO's Faust | The Kennedy Center


To gain the world, would you sell your soul? Faust Music by Charles Gounod / Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on Goethe’s Faust: Part One An Opera in Three Acts For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: Mar. 16e, 18e, 22e, 24m, 27e & 30e (2019) in the Opera House In French with Projected English Titles Production originated at Houston Grand Opera Is the freedom of youth worth an eternity in hell? It is to the aging Faust, who makes a pact with Méphistophélès to exchange his soul for Earth’s mortal pleasures. With his youth restored, Faust woos the lovely Marguerite, but his troubles are far from over. Along the seductive path to riches and power, Faust realizes his salvation is tragically bound to others, including those he loves most. WNO takes a look at this French classic with a riveting production featuring a storybook aesthetic and phenomenal cast. From Marguerite's celebrated “Jewel Song” to the beloved soldiers’ chorus, Gounod’s score propels Goethe’s tale of redemption and damnation into a dizzying dance with the devil that will be impossible to forget. Performance Timing: Act One - 48 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act Two - 48 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act Three - 58 min. Come early to interact with real props and costumes! WNO’s Touch Cart will be open one hour prior to the performances on Mar. 22 & 27. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center!

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