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Catch an exciting production of Gounod's Faust at the Sydney Opera, and learn about the true cost of winning one's hearts's desires.

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why watch faust

Sir David McVicar's production of Faust is set to hit the Sydney Opera House this spring. Watch the grand and theatrical opera, set to Gounod's soaring music, and hum along to the famous 'Soldiers’ Chorus', the rousing ‘Le veau d’or’ and Marguerite’s beautiful 'Jewel Song'. With an exciting new cast, including the devilishly handsome Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Méphistophélès, Ivan Magrì as Faust, and Irina Lungu as the woman he loves, and Lorenzo Passerini at the helm conducting, this production of Faust promises to stun and delight!

The Story

Faust, weary of his studies, wishes to win his heart's desires. The charming Méphistophélès strikes him a deal and trades Faust's soul for a journey through life's pleasures. Faust throws away his eternal soul and leaps into the decadence and debauchery of 1870's Paris. But as the lives around him start to unravel, the devil, it seems, is in the detail.

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Fans of Gounod | Lovers of Opera

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Show Details

Show Timings
All shows at 7:30 PM except Feb 22nd (12:30 PM)

3 hours 20 minutes, with one intermission.

Leading Roles
Ivan Magrì as Faust
Irnia Lungu as Marguerite
Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Mephistophélès
Michael Honeyman as Valentin

Sir David McVicar

Additional Information

Suitable for ages 12 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house bar
Wheelchair accessible

The Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House has a seating capacity of 1,507.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before the show, check out Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre.

my tickets

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. Your tickets will be available at the Box Office of the Sydney Opera House about one hour before the performance. You will need to display a photo ID to collect your tickets.

We would recommend reaching the Theatre at least 30 minutes prior to you show.

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