The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is thrilled to present an HD Opera screening straight from the Opéra de Paris, capturing every detail of Alvis Hermanis’ stunning production of The Damnation of Faust, on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7pm at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, betw. Madison and Park

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The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is thrilled to present an HD Opera screening straight from the Opéra de Paris, capturing every detail of Alvis Hermanis‘ stunning production of The Damnation of Faust, on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7pm at FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, betw. Madison and Park.

 

This visually arresting new staging brings out the theatricality in Hector Berlioz’s masterpiece, composed as a result of his lifelong obsession with Goethe’s story about a man who sells his soul to the devil. Director Alvis Hermanis reimagines Faust’s metaphysical journey in the age of cosmic exploration, with an all-star cast featuring electrifying performances from Jonas Kaufmann, Sophie Koch, and Bryn Terfel in this bold new production.

 

“Jonas Kaufmann makes an exceptionally thrilling Faust … Terfel is a wonderfully seductive villain, and Koch sings with exquisite richness and delicacy!”—ArtInfo

 

Co-presented with Opéra de Paris in association with the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet.

 

Music by Hector Berlioz

Poem by Hector Berlioz and Almire Gandonnière, after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Translated by Gérard de Nerval

 

Creative Team

Conductor                                           Philippe Jordan

Director & Sets                                  Alvis Hermanis

Costumes                                            Christine Neumeister

Lighting                                                Gleb Filshtinsky

Vidéo                                                    Katrina Neiburga

Chorégraphie                                    Alla Sigalova

Choir Director                                    José Luis Basso

 

Artistic Team

Faust                                                     Jonas Kaufmann

Marguerite                                         Sophie Koch

Méphistophélès                               Bryn Terfel

Brander                                                Edwin Crossley-Mercer

Voix celeste                                       Sophie Claisse

 

Maitrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Children’s Choir of the Opéra National de Paris.

Orchestra and Choir of the Opéra National de Paris.

 

In French with English subtitles.

 

For more information on FIAF’s HD screening of Opéra de Paris’s The Damnation of Faust, please visit: http://fiaf.org/events/spring2016/2016-06-09-faust.shtml

 

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LISTING SUMMARY

What: HD Opera Screening: Opéra de Paris: The Damnation of Faust
When: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7pm
Where: FIAF; Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenue)
Admission: $20 FIAF; $25 Non-Members
Tickets: fiaf.org | 800 982 2787
Information: fiaf.org | 212 355 6160
Transportation: Subway – 4, 5, 6, N, R and Q to 59th Street & Lexington Avenue;
  F to 63rd Street & Lexington Avenue

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
www.fiaf.org

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