Swansea City Opera brings Faust to Buxton Opera House

Photo by Guy Harrop. Swansea City Opera's Faust, UK ''image copyright guy harrop'info@guyharrop.com'07866 464282
Photo by Guy Harrop. Swansea City Opera's Faust, UK ''image copyright guy harrop'info@guyharrop.com'07866 464282

Swansea City Opera is celebrating its tenth anniversary by bringing Faust to Buxton.

Swansea City Opera is celebrating its tenth anniversary by bringing Faust to Buxton.

The production on March 18 at the town’s Opera House will include amateur choir Voice to Voice from Macclesfield.

Sung in English, this dark Gothic tale follows the fortunes of Faust who is contemplating suicide when he encounters Méphistophélès (the Devil). Faust agrees to exchange his soul for eternal youth and the fulfilment of his hedonistic wishes.

The resulting journey balances romance and temptation; and is widely regarded as a magical and tuneful masterpiece, based on Goethe’s dramatic poem Faust, one of the great works of European literature.

Set in the Victorian era, the production is accompanied by a chamber orchestra.

Faust by Charles Gounod contains many musical highlights including The Jewel Song and the Soldiers Chorus; the soloists will be some of the finest singers in the country.

There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production at 6.30pm, given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley.

Faust will be staged at 7.30pm. Tickets £18, £21, £24. To book, contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk