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Mephistopheles | San Francisco Opera

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Date(s) - 09/06/2013 - 10/02/2013
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM


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Friday, September 6 to Wednesday, October 2

Music and Libretto by Arrigo Boito

The season kicks off with Boito’s resplendent retelling of Goethe’s Faust, a monumental work of “choral grandeur and melodic richness” (The New York Times) in one of the most impressive productions ever seen at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast includes Ramón Vargas, a tenor “in ravishing voice” (Financial Times), as the philosopher who sells his soul to the Devil; the “luminous, compelling” Patricia Racette (Washington Post) as the woman he desires; and, in the vividly menacing title role, the “seductively malevolent” bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov, a “fullbodied bass-baritone” renowned for his “wonderfully evil portrayals” (The New York Times). Our own Italian maestro will be on the podium, showing once again why “we are blessed to have Nicola Luisotti in San Francisco” (San Francisco Classical Voice).

Production contains nudity and suggestive behavior.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Approximate running time: 3 hours, 30 minutes including two intermissions

Pre-Opera Talks are free to ticketholders and take place in the main theater in the Orchestra section, 55 minutes prior to curtain (except Opening Night, September 6, 2013).

Production co-owned with the Metropolitan Opera


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