La Damnation de Faust

Hector Berlioz
Libretto by Almire Gandonnière and Hector Berlioz,
based on the play of the same name by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Original French Version

On July 25 (8:00 p.m.), 27 (2:00 p.m.), 29 and 31 (8:00 p.m.)
Louis-Fréchette Hall

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Conductor: Giuseppe GRAZIOLI
Stage director: Robert LEPAGE

Collaboration with Ex Machina

Julie BOULIANNE, mezzo-soprano
Gordon GIETZ, tenor
John RELYEA, bass
Alexandre SYLVESTRE, baritone-bass

Le Chœur de l’Opéra de Québec
L’Orchestre symphonique de Québec

Faust has lost hope; he is suffering from the "Mal du siècle", the inability to experience happiness. Mephistopheles suddenly appears and convinces the scholar to embark on an adventure to reclaim the pleasures life has to offer.

During this grand journey marked by magic, demons and love, Faust will rush to rescue sweet Marguerite, his new flame. The final destination, however, is quite different than expected as Mephistopheles claims his due.