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Your Reaction: What did you think of The Royal Opera's Faust?

Audience and press reviews of Gounod's popular opera, directed by David McVicar.

By Becky Black (Social Media Editor)

12 April 2019 at 10.53am | 3 Comments

Press reviews:

The Independent ★★★★★
The Stage ★★★★
Bachtrack ★★★★
Culture Whisper ★★★★
The Telegraph ★★★
The Arts Desk (£) ★★★
The London Magazine

More press reviews will be added in due course.

What did you think of Faust?
Share your reviews via the comments below, or by using #ROHfaust.

Faust runs until 6 May 2019. Tickets are available here.

Faust will also be relayed in cinemas around the world on 30 April. Learn more and find your nearest screen here.

The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from ROH Young Philanthropists and The Friends of Covent Garden.

By Becky Black (Social Media Editor)

12 April 2019 at 10.53am

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by David McVicar, Faust, Production, review, your reaction

This article has 3 comments

  1. Marco Magnani responded on 12 April 2019 at 5:32pm Reply

    I do not understand how someone can hire the tenor Fabiano for the title role of this opera. I don’t understand what made him such a favorite? His French is terrible and he has no French style. It is a pity since the rest of the cast especially mr Shrott was just great

  2. Robin Farr responded on 13 April 2019 at 12:36pm Reply

    For me, Erwin Schrott was a "stand out" performance as Mephisto. Also notable highlights were the trio (Faust, Marguerite & Mephisto) in the 5th Act and the Walpurgis night "Queens and courtesans ball", very nimbly aided by performers from the Royal Ballet. The staging is visually stunning, and the orchestral performance cannot be faulted. I urge you to go and see this production whilst it is still available.

  3. ML responded on 14 April 2019 at 1:23am Reply

    After the pretty miraculous rescue of the opening night by "superhero soprano" Mandy Fredrich literally flying in to save the day without even a single rehearsal, there are still no changes to the casting of Marguerite for 15 and 18 April (ie next week).

    Are we to assume that Ms Lungu (herself replacing yet another cancellation from Ms Damrau) has recovered sufficiently within 3 days to sing all the remaining performances of the run? (And that we're not going to see any more of this Superhero Soprano Ms Fredrich?)

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