Swansea City Opera: 10th Anniversary Tour
We are delighted to welcome back the critically
acclaimed Swansea City Opera, with their 10th Anniversary Tour of
Faust by Gounod.
Sung in English, this dark Gothic tale follows
the fortunes of Faust, who weary of life, is contemplating suicide when he
(the Devil). Faust agrees to exchange
his soul for eternal youth and the fulfillment of his hedonistic wishes. The
resulting journey balances romance and temptation; and is widely regarded as a magical
and tuneful masterpiece, based on Goethe’s dramatic poem Faust, one of the great works of European Literature.
production is set in the Victorian Gothic era and accompanied by chamber
orchestra. Faust contains many well-known musical highlights including The Jewel Song and the Soldiers Chorus which will be performed
by some of the finest singers and orchestral players in the country.
This is rare opportunity to see Gounod’s finest
work, regarded by many as a master class in operatic dramatic structure. Historically
Faust was one of the most famous and
performed of all operas, including being chosen to be the first opera to be
performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
There will be a pre-performance talk about the
opera and production at 6.15pm, given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City
Opera, Brendan Wheatley. Make an evening of it by having a bite to eat before the Opera in the Ucheldre Kitchen.
the papers said about their last tour ....
“All credit to Swansea City Opera for producing
a touring version of Figaro that is pure pleasure, a delight from start to
finish. “ Manchester Theatre Reviews
“There was an energy and commitment that
compelled attention from first to last and the performance received warm and
justified acclaim” In Suffolk Arts & Events
“We knew what we were in for, right from the
very first scampering notes of that famous overture –……… what a pleasure to
meet Figaro again in all his vitality, played with such verve! Our thanks go to
Swansea City Opera for a lovely evening”
North Devon Journal
5-7.30 pm Ucheldre Kitchen open for meals and refreshments
6.15 pm Talk by Brendan Wheatley, Artistic Director
7.30 Opera Faust
*£18, £16 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant