Following the success of Der Vampyr, Orpheus and Pagliacci, The Everyman and Cork Operatic Society thrilled audiences as they joined forces to present a new and daring production of Charles Gounod’s Faust in 2015.
Premiered in Paris in 1859, Faust is based on the legend of a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power. It was once one of the most popular and most performed operas in the world and has had a powerful influence on composers and writers for centuries.
Starred Cara O’Sullivan and Jung Soo Yun, in his Irish debut, with an incredible cast of Irish and international singers, a 42-piece orchestra, the chorus of Cork Operatic Society and a full brass band. This visually stunning and musically enchanting production pushed all boundaries with its rich melodic score and darkly seductive story-line underscored with spectacular staging and deeply dramatic performances.
★★★★★ “Achieving innovation without contradiction” – The Irish Times (Read full review HERE)
“an intimate and excitingly personal experience … The applause, and even shrieks of delight, from the audience were instant.” – Irish Examiner (Read full review HERE)
“… the production receives a well deserved standing ovation at the close.” – GoldenPlec (Read full review HERE)
Conducted and Directed by John O’Brien
Set and Costume Designer Lisa Zagone
Lighting Designer Michael Hurley
Starred Cara O’Sullivan as Marguerite; Jung Soo Yun as Faust; with Julian Tovey; Anne Gill; Owen Gilhooly; Sandra Porter and Brendan Collins and Special Guests Barrack Street Band.