Mefistofele - Bayerische Staatsoper (2015-2016) - Mefistofele - Bayerische Staatsoper (2015-2016)

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"The lord of creation has plummeted into the darkest depths and is now so weak that I lack the desire to incite him to do evil." It is a resigned, often cynical devil who Arrigo Boito - also known for being the librettist for Verdi's later masterpieces Otello and Falstaff - distilled from Goethe's two-part Faust tragedy and turned into the protagonist of his only finished opera.

And yet, the "spirit that ever denies" agrees to possibly the most famous wager in the history of literature, that which exemplifies the eternal battle between the principles of good and evil. The subsequent journey of Faust and Mefistofele does more than merely traverse time and space. It also gauges basic, existential situations in which humans deal with evil, by raising the question as to how free sin-wracked individuals are to decide their own destiny. It also asks what the concept of redemption means for humans in modern-day society.

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

Schedule

October 24, 2015 19:00:00

October 29, 2015 19:00:00

November 01, 2015 18:00:00

November 06, 2015 19:00:00

November 10, 2015 19:00:00

November 15, 2015 19:00:00

November 21, 2015 19:00:00

November 24, 2015 19:00:00

Casting

Roland Schwab

Omer Meir Wellber

Joseph Calleja

Karine Babajanyan

Kristine Opolais

Heike Grötzinger

René Pape

Joshua Owen Mills

Rachael Wilson

Andrea Borghini

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Faust

Helena

Margherita

Marta

Mefistofele

Nerèo

Pantalis

Wagner

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