Faust (2009)

Music by Charles Gounod (1818–1893),
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
after plays by Carré and Johann von Goethe

Sung in French with English supertitles

Directed and conducted by Michael Morgan
Assistant Director: Mark Foehringer
Production Design by Matthew Antaky

Evening: August 8, 11; 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: August 16; 2:00 p.m.

All performances at
the Lesher Center for the Arts,
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA


Faust: Brian Thorsett*
Marguerite: Kristin Clayton
Méphistophélès: Kirk Eichelberger
Valentin: Eugene Brancoveanu
Wagner: Zachary Gordin
Siébel: Erin Neff*
Marthe: Patrice Houston

* Festival Opera debut

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Faust (Brian Thorsett) makes a deal with Méphistophélès (Kirk Eichelberger)
Photo by Robert Shomler

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Méphistophélès enters the church
Photo by Robert Shomler
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Marguerite (Kristin Clayton) discovers a jewel-filled box left by the devil
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Faust and Marguerite become lovers
Photo by Robert Shomler