The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts return to KUAT-FM this Saturday, May 15, at noon with a performance of Faust by Charles Gounod with libretto in French by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on Goethe's play. The approximate length of the performance will be four hours.
When you deal with the devil, everyone loses — as Faust soon discovers when he finds himself seducing the innocent Marguerite, humiliating the man who cherishes her, killing her brother, and driving her to madness and death. It's redemption for her, but Hell for him in one of the most popular operas ever composed.
As Faust, new tenor sensation Piotr Beczala "steals the show" The Telegraph, London
As Marguerite, Ana María Martínez dazzles with her soaring soprano. Her Lyric debut last season was "mesmerizing!" Chicago Sun-Times
As Méphistophélès, René Pape is "charismatic...incisive...chilling...and menacing" The New York Times
Faust: Piotr Bezcala
Marguerite: Ana María Martínez
Méphistophélès: René Pape
Valentin: Lucas Meachem
Siébel: Katherine Lerner
Marthe: Jane Bunnell
Wagner: Corey Crider
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis