“A collision of old and new, high-tech and low-tech, fantastic and real, that is extremely inventive and highly relevant.” –Chicago Sun-Times
Lyricism and legend converge in Gounod’s unforgettable masterpiece. When the devil appears and offers Faust a second chance at youth in exchange for his soul, he makes the pact, and then uses his newfound powers to seduce the youthful and innocent Marguerite—with tragic consequences.
This groundbreaking production debuted in Chicago earlier this year, and comes to Portland with a difference cast of principal artists, including Jonathan Boyd as Faust and Angel Blue as Marguerite. At once new and timeless, Faust is infused with the vision of sculptor and visual artist John Frame—who exhibited at the Portland Art Museum in 2012. After years in the making, Frame’s remarkable creative vision translates to the stage with powerful and deeply evocative sets and costumes, sculpture 3D projections, and more.
Faust is a co-production of Lyric Opera of Chicago and Portland Opera.
This production is sponsored by:
The Carol Franc Buck Foundation
Gregory K. & Mary Chomenko Hinckley
Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation
The McGeady Family Foundation
Pat & Trudy Ritz and The Ritz Family Foundation
The Boeing Company
Sung in French with English text projected above the stage.
This performance has two intermissions and the running time is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Tickets start at $35. View seating map for Keller Auditorium.
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The performance of Faust on June 10 at 2pm will include an audio description of the visual and physical events on stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance is visually translated with English text projected above the stage. If you require wheelchair, ADA, or companion seating, please let our patron services team know when you purchase tickets, so that we can ensure your visit to the opera is an excellent one.