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Teatro Real, Madrid


Charles Gounod

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The Teatro Real opened its 2018/19 season with a new production of Faust by Charles Gounod, the version of the German legend in a grand opera format. Piotr Beczala, who had only appeared at Teatro Real during a concert gala in 2014, debuted at the theatre with the role of the protagonist – the figure of relentless ambition par excellence. His performance was excellent.

Marina Rebeka sang the role of Marguerite (also making her debut in Madrid) with a portrayal of Marguerite sweet and innocent-like.

Àlex Ollé directed this captivating opera after his recent success of The Flying Dutchman in this theatre, the third time that La Fura dels Baus stages the Faustian legend.


ConductorDan Ettinger

DirectorAlex Ollé

CastPiotr Beczała | Luca Pisaroni | Marina Rebeka | Stéphane Degout

Number of actsOpera in five acts

Total running time3h13

Sung inItalian

SubtitlesEnglish | French | German | Italian | Spanish

Date of performance2018-10-07

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