Opera in a prologue, four acts and an epilogue (1868)
New Production! A deal with the devil is struck with powerful results in Boito’s riveting Italian retelling of Goethe’s classic Faustian legend.
This much anticipated Opera di Roma season-opening new staging, a co-production with Teatro Real di Madrid, is staged by in-demand Australian film and theatre director Simon Stone, presenting an opera in Italy for the first time.
Starring as Mefistofele – one of the great bass-baritone roles in opera – is John Relyea, opposite Maria Agresta as Margherita and Joshua Guerrero as the bargain-making philosopher Faust.
Conducted by maestro Michele Mariotti, Boito’s score conjures a vivid clash between the forces of good and evil, which only finds resolution in the work’s powerful ending.