From dastardly demons to boozy brothel owners – we give the low-down on opera’s best bass roles.
News and features regarding ‘Faust by David McVicar’
- 28 April 2017
- 11 January 2017
Lovesick teens, feisty young heroes, or supernatural beings – there's an important place for women playing men (then dressing up as women again?) in opera.
- 28 June 2016
Why have Goethe's works influenced composers including Mozart, Beethoven and Massenet?
- 25 November 2014
The Maltese tenor on his musical upbringing, the challenges of opera stardom, and the role he would still love to tackle.
- 22 April 2014
How the vernacular of Gounod’s era makes the work anything but trivial.
- 10 April 2014
Gounod’s use of waltz songs creates a sense of the joy of life.
- 9 April 2014
The award-winning novelist on how she has explored the nature of evil and the devil in her own work.
- 5 April 2014
What did you think of David McVicar’s production of Gounod’s grand opera?
- 4 April 2014
Why has Faust's story continued to fascinate audiences?
- 3 April 2014
The stars of Faust tell BBC Radio 3’s In Tune about the production, and how you can inhabit a character too thoroughly.
- 29 March 2014
The award-winning poet has been blogging from rehearsals.
- 28 March 2014
A quick guide to Gounod's popular grand opera.