Sunrise Presents Met Opera Live
BY GERARD A. CATAPANO
Special to The Pilot
After a long absence in many of the world's opera houses, Charles Gounod's "Faust" has been revived and is alive and well.
There was a period in opera history where "Faust" was in almost all repertoires.
The opera will be here in a new production, which fortunately will be at the Sunrise Theater in HD live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1 to 5:15 p.m.
The immortal tale of Faust, an aging scholar and doctor who sells his soul to the devil for a transformation back to his youth, is set in the first half of the 20th century. The original opera was set by the composer in Germany in the 16th century.
The production was shown last season in London and met with success and praise. This is a French opera and is in five acts, which include a ballet. Usually, operas including a ballet in the score are titled "grand opera," and "Faust" is fitting of that title. Its music and libretto are flowing and in keeping with the drama unveiled.
To reserve tickets, visit www.sunrisetheater.org or (910) 692-8501.
Gerard A. Catapano is a local opera lover and artist who often teaches classes at Sandhills Community College.
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