11/30/2021

Mefistofele Opera

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Description

La Gioconda is an opera in four acts by Amilcare Ponchielli set to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito (as Tobia Gorrio), based on Angelo, Tyrant of Padua, a 1835 play in prose by Victor Hugo (the same source Gaetano Rossi had used for his libretto for Mercadante's Il giuramento in 1837). Synopsis: Mefistofele Select a language to update the synopsis text. Find The Metropolitan Opera on Instagram (opens new window) Find The Metropolitan Opera on Instagram (opens new window).

The season kicks off with Boito’s resplendent retelling of Goethe’s Faust, a monumental work of 'choral grandeur and melodic richness' (The New York Times) in one of the most impressive productions ever seen at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast includes Ramón Vargas, a tenor 'in ravishing voice' (Financial Times), as the philosopher who sells his soul to the Devil; the 'luminous, compelling' Patricia Racette (Washington Post) as the woman he desires; and, in the vividly menacing title role, the 'seductively malevolent' bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov, a 'fullbodied bass-baritone' renowned for his 'wonderfully evil portrayals' (The New York Times). Our own Italian maestro will be on the podium, showing once again why 'we are blessed to have Nicola Luisotti in San Francisco' (San Francisco Classical Voice).

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

Schedule

September 06, 2013 20:00:00

September 11, 2013 19:30:00

September 14, 2013 20:00:00

Opera

September 17, 2013 19:30:00

Opera

September 20, 2013 20:00:00

September 24, 2013 20:00:00

September 29, 2013 14:00:00

October 02, 2013 19:30:00

Casting

Marina Harris

Erin Johnson

Chuanyue Wang

Chuanyue Wang

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Boito Mefistofele Opera

Faust

Mefistofele Opera

Helena

Helena

Margherita

Marta

Mefistofele

Nerèo

Mefistofele Opera Synopsis

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