Friday, January 28, 2011 » 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 30, 2011 » 2:30 pm
Wright Center, Samford University
In French with projected English translations
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Opera Birmingham Chorus
Would you sell your soul to the devil? The aged scholar Faust does in exchange for youth, but causes the tragic downfall of a virtuous young girl, Marguerite. Featuring one of the most thrilling finales in all of opera, Gounod’s masterpiece is one of the world’s most frequently performed operas, but has not been heard in Birmingham in over three decades. With an exciting trio of young stars making their débuts as Faust, Marguerite and Mephistopheles, this production of Gounod’s musical and dramatic stunner will prove to have been worth the wait!