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Gounod's "Faust" with the San Francisco Opera
   
Patricia Racette and other world-class stars in popular French opera

PCNC has reserved a group of tickets in the Balcony Circle for the San Francisco Opera's performance of the 19th century French opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. These tickets are available to PCNC members and guests for $72, a discount of 15 percent from the regular ticket price of $85.

 

In this version of the Faust legend (based on Part One of the drama by the German poet Goethe), the Devil Mephistopheles helps the aged philosopher Faust recover his lost youth, and then he entices Faust to seduce the maiden Marguerite. Mephistopheles leads Faust on to other distractions soon afterwards, and Marguerite is condemned to death for killing the infant that results from their passion. Remorseful, Faust returns to help her escape from prison with the aid of Mephistopheles, but she rejects them, calling on angels to intervene and save her. Her voice soaring to a radiant climax, she dies, and a choir of angels bears her soul to heaven. (Nineteenth-century opera was not very realistic, but the music is wonderful, and the opera has been one of the most popular of all time.)

 

This production features Patricia Racette as Marguerite, Stefano Secco as Faust, and John Relyea as Mephistopheles. See the SF Opera website for more about the production and the performers:

http://sfopera.com/o/290.asp

 

The performance will begin at 7 p.m., and it will end at about 10:45. It will be sung in French with English supertitles.

 

RSVP by e-mail to Dan Sullivan '63: dansullivan63 [at] earthlink.net. Include your name, class, and mailing address.

 

Confirm by mailing a check (payable to Dan Sullivan) to 359 Church Street; San Francisco CA 94114

Tickets are $72 for PCNC members and their guests, or $85 for non-members and their guests.

The San Francisco Opera House is at 301 Van Ness Avenue (at Grove Street).


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Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Wednesday, Jun 23 2010 at 7:00pm [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
San Francisco Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA

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