Mefistofele - Baden-Baden Whitsun Festival (2016) - Mefistofele - Baden-Baden Pfingstfestspiele (2016)

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The most breathtakingly brilliant Mefisto to grace our stages in recent years deserves an opportunity to inhabit this role to its fullest extent. Playing Mefistofele as a mixture of Latin lover, prankster and demon in Gounod’s Faust opera, Erwin Schrott has already given Festspielhaus audiences a taste of his greatness. He worked so well in tandem with the tenor Charles Castronovo that the idea of bringing them back as Mefisto and Faust in Arrigo Boito’s best-known opera “Mefistofele” was irresistible. The Italian composer of the late Romantic period combines influences of Verdi and Wagner in his musical work: rousing choirs, intricate melodies accompanied by music that is almost cinematic in intent – an intoxicating mix that audiences the world over find unforgettable. A new discovery that is also a reunion with old friends.

More information is available on the opera house's official website.


May 13, 2016 19:00:00

May 16, 2016 19:00:00

May 19, 2016 19:00:00


Charles Castronovo

Alex Penda

Erwin Schrott

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