April 12 & 14, 2019

Faust

OVERVIEW

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. Featuring music from the opera that hasn’t been heard in over 150 years, Opera Omaha taps a new edition of Faust that reconstructs Gounod’s earliest versions of the work. Conductor Steven White returns to Opera Omaha and tenor Gerard Schneider makes his company debut in the title role of a fascinating new production by director Lileana Blain-Cruz.

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

PERFORMANCES

Single tickets on sale late summer 2018
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
Yi Zhao

Lighting Designer
RONELL OLIVERI

Wig & Makeup Designer

CAST

CECILIA VIOLETTA LOPEZ

Marguerite
ELIZABETH POJANOWSKI

Siebel
GERARD SCHNEIDER

Faust
CRAIG IRVIN

Valentin
DAVID PITTSINGER

Méphistophélès
EMILY PULLEY

Marthe
SAMUEL SCHULTZ

Wagner