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June 08, Thursday 19:00
3 Aspazijas bulvāris, Riga
Doctor Faust is tormented by the feeling he’s wasted his life. The mysterious Mephistopheles promises to make all of the aging scientist’s wishes come true - in exchange for Faust’s soul . . . Charles Gounod’s opera, which was inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s famous tragedy, saw its world premier in Paris in 1859. Today, director Aik Karapetian’s has put together a new production in the late-gothic aesthetic, also employing silent movie techniques in the style of German expressionism. “But that doesn’t mean that the production will be hopelessly grave”, Karapetian says of his vision.

Marguerite: Sonora Vaice, Margarita Vilsone
Faust: Valentyn Dityuk, Raimonds Bramanis
Méphistophélès: Andreas Bauer, Krišjānis Norvelis
Valentin: Valdis Jansons, Jānis Apeinis
Siébel: Helēna Zukule, Laura Grecka
Marthe: Ilona Bagele, Kristīne Zadovska
Vecais Fausts: Oļegs Orlovs, Guntars Ruņģis
Wagner: Rihards Mačanovskis, Armands Siliņš