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After 15 years, Faust de Gounod is presented at the Municipal de Santiago

Fausto, Municipal de Santiago 2019 © Marcela González

With musical direction by maestro Pedro-Pablo Prudencio and scenic proposal by André Heller-Lopes, the last title of the Municipal de Santiago season will be presented from 09 to 16 November at a special timing at 14 hrs. and 15 hrs. 

 

The premiere of Faust, the last title of the 2019 opera season of the Municipal de Santiago, will take place on November 9 at 3:00 p.m. While the rest of the functions, both casts, will be performed at 2:00 p.m. on their respective dates.

 

Inspired by Goethe’s drama, the opera tells the tragic story of a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for youth.

 

Focused on the romantic meeting of Faust and Margarita and their tragic outcome, Gounod’s masterpiece has become a benchmark of the French grand opera, especially for its spectacular and romantic background, typical of the time it was conceived. In it, the voices are treated with the technique inherited from bel canto and the orchestra plays a fundamental role, with a lively and colorful orchestration, which tends to take an active role in the expression of the texts.

Fausto, Municipal de Santiago 2019 © Marcela González

Fausto, Municipal de Santiago 2019 © Marcela González

Faust is set in the Middle Ages, the staging of the régisseur André Heller-Lopes plays with the Gothic references. The musical direction is by Pedro-Pablo Prudencio.

 

In the international cast, Russian tenor Sergey Romanovsky plays Doctor Fausto, a role with which he has already performed at the Zurich opera; Polish bass-baritone Daniel Miroslaw sings the role of Mephistopheles and the national soprano Paulina González personifies Margarita; Zhengzhong Zhu plays Valentine and bass-baritone Matías Mondaca plays Wagner.

 

In the star cast, Juan Pablo Dupré is Doctor Fausto, while Homero Pérez-Miranda acts as Mephistopheles; Zhala Ismailova plays Margarita; Eleomar Neck to Valentín and Jaime Mondaca to Wagner.

 

Marcela González plays Siebel and Chilean mezzo-soprano Evelyn Ramírez personifies Marthe, in both casts.

Fausto, Municipal de Santiago 2019 © Marcela González

Fausto, Municipal de Santiago 2019 © Marcela González

The musical director Pedro-Pablo Prudencio, highlights that “the music of Faust is amazing. It is also a very important work for the choir and each character has wonderful arias, such as the ‘Song of the jewels’, which Margarita plays ”.

 

The six planned functions will be carried out from November 9 to 16, inclusive. Tickets from 5,000 pesos. More information and ticket sales through www.municipal.cl

New timing:

  • Saturday 09 November 15:00 hrs.
  • Monday 11 November 14:00 hrs.
  • Wednesday, November 13, 14:00 hrs.
  • Thursday 14 November 14:00 hrs.
  • Friday 15 November 14:00 hrs.
  • Saturday, November 16, 15:00 hrs.
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