April 12 & 14, 2019

Faust

OVERVIEW

A VISIONARY EPIC OPERA

Music by Charles Gounod
Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré from Carré’s play Faust et Marguerite, loosely based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust, Part One

SUMMARY

In despair, the aging and regretful scholar Faust makes a deal with the devil for an ill-fated chance at youth, vitality and love. Exciting theatre director Lileana Blain-Cruz makes her company debut, crafting a fascinating new production of Faust that reimagines the classic, hedonistic tale. Conductor Steven White (Cosí fan tutte, 2017) returns to Opera Omaha to lead the Omaha Symphony in this world stage premiere of a new performance edition, featuring music from the opera that hasn’t been heard in over 150 years.

This performance contains adult content and scenes that depict infanticide and hedonistic activity. Parental guidance is advised.

PERFORMANCES

April 12, 2019 7:30 PM
April 14, 2019 2:00 PM

ORPHEUM THEATER

409 S 16th St.
Omaha, NE 68102

(402) 345-0606

www.omahaperformingarts.org

CREATIVE TEAM

STEVEN WHITE

Conductor
LILEANA BLAIN-CRUZ

Director
ADAM RIGG

Scenic Designer
KAYE VOYCE

Costume Designer
YI ZHAO

Lighting Designer
RONELL OLIVERI

Wig & Makeup Designer
RAJA FEATHER KELLY

Movement Director
KELLEY ROURKE

Dramaturg & Supertitles

CAST

Sébastien Guèze

Faust
CECILIA VIOLETTA LOPEZ

Marguerite
ELIZABETH POJANOWSKI

Siebel
CRAIG IRVIN

Valentin
DAVID PITTSINGER

Méphistophélès
EMILY PULLEY

Marthe
SAMUEL SCHULTZ

Wagner