Saturday May 30, 2020

Everyman sets the bar high with new Faust production

The Everyman Theatre in Cork has a proud record for the standard of its operas, and a new upcoming production of Faust by Cork Opera Society will certainly be welcomed in the city, not least to hear its own darling Cara O’Sullivan playing Marguerite,

21st January, 2015

Faust was premiered in Paris in 1859, first to rejection and then (after some chopping and changing) to acclaim.

It has gone in and out of favour down the years, and seems to have fallen from its pedestal somewhat in recent times – though the Met in New York has always been a loyal fan.

However, its rich, sweet melodies and Victorian-like plot – the seduction of a peasant girl by a lubricious gentleman in league...

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